• The 2019/2020 Kenya Budget in relation to agriculture

    Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich with the Budget briefcase at the National Treasury on his way to Parliament to present the 2019/2020 Budget on June 13, 2019 The Kenya government unveiled the 2019/2020 fiscal budget KES 3.2 trillion which  outlined the government plan to implement its Big 4 Agenda on food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable […]

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  • Update on County Potato Strategies

    Delegates following proceedings keenly during the presentation of the Nakuru draft Potato Strategy at ATC Soilo on 2nd April 2019. National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) continues to partner with county governments and other potato industry players to develop County Potato Strategies that are customized to suit each county’s uniqueness and address specific challenges and […]

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  • Public Sensitization of Potato regulations in Kieni East and West Sub Counties

    Mr Samuel Ngari of NPCK, far right, presents a copy of the Potato Regulations 2019 to Mugunda ward MCA Joseph Nderitu (in blue shirt), ACC (left) and Mr Lee Kinyanjui chairman cooperative (In black cap). SABEKE Cooperative in Nyeri County held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 14th June 2019. In attendance were the Assistant […]

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  • Deliberations on Agriculture Produce Cess

    The Cereal Growers Association (CGA) convened a meeting on 13th June 2019 at Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel in Westlands that was attended by AFA, NPCK, Cereal Millers Association (CMA), East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and Flower Council of Kenya among others. Agricultural Produce Cess (APC) is a levy charged by counties on agricultural produce including […]

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  • Market Profiling In Nakuru County

    Nakuru’s Wakulima open air market. The market profiling exercise established that the predominant potato varieties traded in the region are Shangi, Dutch Robijn, Desiree and Sherekea. Potato industry still faces major challenges such as inadequate market information, unstructured market system, unstandardized potato packaging, inefficient grading and sorting by farmers among other challenges. Direct market linkage […]

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  • National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP

    Ms. Charity Maina of NPCK during the official launch of the NARIGP potato VC Stakeholders Platform in Nandi. The Stakeholder Platform will identify and address issues of common concerns in the potato value chain in the county. The National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Project (NARIGP) is a Government of Kenya and World Bank/ International Development […]

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  • ZEBA Trials and Field Day

    Weighing a sample of ware potatoes from the trials in Nyandarua at the Zeba field day. NPCK draws synergies from a wide membership of organizations and forges partnerships that are beneficial to the farming communities. NPCK has partnered with UPL, to promote a product called Zeba. This is a starch-based, superabsorbent soil enhancer designed to […]

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  • Opportunities for Youths in Seed Potato Production

    Cuttings in a glass house undergoing rapid multiplication. NPCK has embarked on a mission to sensitize and support youths on the various business opportunities along the potato value chain. One such mission took place on 10th May 2019 at KALRO Tigoni with an aim of showcasing some of the new technologies in potato seed production […]

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  • Mau Fleet Sacco Members sensitized on the potato regulations

    Mau Fleet Sacco farmers during the potato regulations sensitization forum in Nakuru On Saturday 29th June 2019, NPCK engaged with over 50 large scale potato farmers in Nakuru Town. The farmers who belong to Mau Fleet Sacco, gathered to be sensitized on the new potato regulations 2019. The sensitization exercise was conducted at Texas Hotel […]

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  • Bungoma County Farmers Sensitized on the new Potato Regulations

    NPCK staff sensitizing Bungoma County farmers on potato regulations On 26th June 2019 NPCK sensitized over 100 farmers drawn from various sub counties in Bungoma County on the Crops (Irish Potato) regulations, 2019. The farmers had converged at Mabanga ATC to elect interim committee members for the Bungoma County Potato Cooperative society. NPCK also trained […]

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