• FARMERS AFFECTED BY COVID GET SUPPORT IN MERU COUNTY

    Right: CS addressing the farmers and stakeholders              Left: CS at NPCK exhibition booth.                                  Government’s Big 4 Agenda activities for the potato industry was disrupted, aggravating food and nutrition security, especially in Counties where the crop is widely grown and consumed. This situation was due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its […]

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  • WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES

    NPCK collects and disseminates the prevailing ware potato market prices in major towns. The prices are collected mainly from 6 major towns; Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Meru, Eldoret, and Nyeri and are posted on NPCK website twice a week; Tuesday and Thursday. The table below shows a summary of the market prices for January and February […]

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  • SEED POTATO DOMANCY FOR REGISTERED VARIETIES

    Seed dormancy is the innate inhibition of germination of a viable seed even placed in most favourable environment for germination. Seed dormancy affects the duration in which a farmer stores his or her ware potatoes without them sprouting. Below is a table showing various potato varieties and their tuber dormancy. Short (less than a month) Medium […]

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  • POTATO PRODUCTION GROWTH IN AFRICA

    Matured harvested potatoes According to FAOSTAT 2018, Potato production in Africa has more than doubled with 70 percent of that growth concentrated in eastern Africa. Despite these gains, potato yields of small-scale farmers in the region fall short of their potential due to a potent combination of inadequate supplies of high-quality seed and limited awareness […]

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  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND SOURCING OF RAW MATERIAL IN POTATO FARMING

    Sustainable sourcing in general refers to the process of integrating ethical, social, and environmental performance aspects in the supplier selection process. In potato production, sustainable sourcing refers to the process of procuring raw materials or agricultural products while positively observing social, environmental, and economic factors. It is essential to implement and create sustainable agricultural sourcing […]

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  • GROWING OF POTATOES USING AEROPONIC METHOD

    Aeroponic cultivation The global average potato (Solanum tuberosum) production is 17.4 t Ha-1. Even using the same potato varieties, there is a large gap between higher yields and lower yields among countries. Potatoes are a cash crop and a significant part of the global diet. Therefore, low soil fertility, soil borne diseases, poor water quality […]

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  • POTATOES IN FRAGRANCE

    Frites by Idaho Potato Commission Frites by Idaho that is made by The Idaho Potato Commission has potatoes as one of its key components and is termed irresistible Frites by Idaho. It is a limited-edition fragrance made from distilled Idaho Potatoes and essential oils. The bottle is 1.7 ounces and retails for $1.89, about the […]

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  • NUTRITIONAL FACTS

    POTATO JUICE NUTRITIONAL FACTS/ BENEFITS Most people have never considered drinking a tall glass of potato juice, but the impressive health benefits of this unusual may surprise you. Made from the starchy tuber of the Solanum tuberosum plant, potato juice has been used all over the world for centuries. While the flavor is rather unappetizing and starchy inconsistency, it may […]

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  • POTATO IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH; THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW

    Boiled potato Potato! (Solanum tuberosum L) is a crop that mainly grows in the tropical regions of the country that has an altitude ranging between 1500-3000 Meters above sea level and a temperature ranging between 12-18℃.  Hence the reason as to why it does best in the highland regions of the Kenya. Potato has numerous […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare: POTATO JUICE RECIPE Potato juice requires a bit more effort than vegetable and fruit juices but the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. Most people blend other vegetables into their potato juice as the taste is rather bland. Spices can be added, such […]

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