• Liquid Telecom has partnered with Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity through precision farming.

      In a statement, Liquid Telecom says it has deployed a complete precision agriculture Internet of Things (IoT) network system to improve farm productivity at Twiga’s Takuwa farm. The system includes four different types of agriculture sensors: a comprehensive weather station, soil moisture, and temperature probes, borehole water meters, and sensors for measuring irrigation water […]

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  • IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AVAILABILITY AND PRICES OF FARM INPUTS AND SERVICES

    NPCK in collaboration with other partners is monitoring availability and prices of potato farm inputs and services during this crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic. The goal is to identify any unusual serge of prices or shortage of inputs and services that may affect production and marketing of potatoes. Any anomalies identified are reported to […]

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  • EFFORTS TO INCREASE SEED POTATO AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT’S E-VOUCHER SYSTEM

      Seed Potato on display: discussions on subsidization of certified seed potato through the government’s e-voucher initiative is on-going. One of the major challenges facing majority of farmers in the country is the fact that the cost of quality inputs required to achieve a good harvest is beyond their financial reach and thus they have […]

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  • FORMATION OF FOOD SECURITY WAR ROOM TO SUPPORT KENYA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

    Hon. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture: The Government constituted a COVID-19 County Coordination and Food Security Committee comprised of the key sector Ministries and Council of Governors under his Chairmanship. FORMATION OF FOOD SECURITY WAR ROOM TO SUPPORT KENYA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and some of the subsequent […]

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  • COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTS WORLD PRODUCTION AND TRADE OF POTATOES AND OTHER CROPS CREATING A FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE

      Mr. Romain Cools President and CEO of World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war. Amongst many other economic sectors, the frozen potato products value chain has been confronted with a true drama. The global lockdown closing […]

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  • POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE

    POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE Potato is the second most important food and cash crop in Kenya after maize. However, its yields per acre in Kenya compared to other progressive African countries like Egypt and South Africa are quite low. Some of the reasons behind the lower yields are; inappropriate use of inputs, use of poor […]

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  • NPCK ISSUES A DIGITAL COPY OF THE 2019 POTATO MAGAZINE

    Due to the current covid-19 situation, NPCK is distributing the digital copy of the 2019 Potato Magazine. Please Click on the link below to access the digital copy: Click here As soon as the situation allows, we shall proceed to avail the hard copy as is our tradition. Kindly bear with us. For now, stay […]

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  • WITHDRAWAL OF WANFA TECHNOLOGIES LTD SEED PRODUCTION LICENSE

    When it comes to certified seed potato, there are very clear guidelines from KEPHIS on how to produce and market them and this is anchored on the law. Seed potato out-growers are supposed to follow guidelines provided by the sponsoring seed merchant as per the regulations.  This is mainly to ensure that when farmers buy […]

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  • WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN THE MONTH OF MAY

    NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 5 major towns on its website twice a week. This information is useful to potato stakeholders particularly farmers and market outlets in their selling and buying decisions respectively. Below is a summary of the market prices in the month of May 2020.           MONTH OF […]

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  • INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE USES OF POTATOES

      Apart from being an essential ingredient of most our favorite dishes, potatoes have other alternative home uses that are remarkable and great fun to try. The following are the ways you can use your potatoes outside your kitchen.           Healthy ware potatoes: Our beloved food has other numerous uses at […]

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