• TAITA TAVETA COUNTY HOSTS A POTATO MARKETING FORUM

    The direct market linkage between farmers and market outlets is widely viewed as part of the solution to solving challenges faced by farmers in marketing potatoes. Towards achieving this, NPCK and partners have come up with a strategic intervention dubbed Potato Marketing Forums. Recently, NPCK in collaboration with CIP and Taita Taveta County government organized […]

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  • YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE POTATO VALUE CHAIN

    The potato value chain is long and elaborate with many business opportunities. While the opportunities could be lucrative, they are not fully taken up by youth and women. This is partly because of their lack of awareness of these opportunities and in some instances it is because they lack the necessary skills. Insufficient capital among […]

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  • AWARENESS CREATION OF THE VIAZI SOKO PLATFORM GOES TO TAITA TAVETA COUNTY

    NPCK in collaboration with CIP has trained 18 FPOs representatives in Taita Taveta on Viazi Soko digital platform. The FPOs are expected to train and register their group members to enable them benefit from the services offered through the platform. The platform provides an efficient way for sourcing and procuring quality farm inputs such as […]

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  • FARMERS IN NYANDARUA BENEFIT FROM GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES TRAINING

    According to Food and Agriculture organization Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a “collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agriculture products, while taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability” (FAO,2016). GAPs also aim at achieving optimum produce from the farm by employing […]

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  • MAXIMIZIG NUMBER OF POTATO TUBERS PER PLANT

    The number of potato tubers produced by each potato plant is influenced by agronomy and varietal potential. Correct balanced nutrition is critical to influencing tuber numbers. Phosphate, potassium, and calcium have all been shown to have effects on the total achievable tuber number. A large number of tubers per hectare will produce a crop of […]

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  • APICAL CUTTINGS AS AN ALTERNATIVE OF PLANTING MATERIAL

    Potato has emerged as one of the key staple crops in Kenya and second most important crop in the country after maize. The potato value chain employs over 3.5M actors, contributing over Ksh.50 Billion to the economy. Despite the importance use by many Kenyans, the production still face a lot of challenges hence low production. […]

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  • THE WORLD’S FIRST POTATO-BASED PLANT MILK

    Step aside oat milk; it’s time for potatoes to take the glory. Based in Sweden, newly launched vegan dairy brand Dug developed the world’s first potato-based plant milk. According to the startup, it doesn’t just foam like real dairy—it’s far more sustainable, even compared to competitor plant-based milks on the market.  Dug was created by […]

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  • POTATO SORTING, GRADING AND PACKAGING

    Potatoes is among the most consumed staple food crops, being a major source of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential amino acids (Andre et al., 2007). Potato is a valuable crop for food security and income generation especially in subtropical climates. Potato production in East and Southern Africa is dominated by smallholder farmers. The […]

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  • CLASSIC POTATO PANCAKES RECIPE

    Ingredients 1 medium onion, peeled 4 large potatoes peeled 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 tablespoons unsalted butter Applesauce and/or sour cream, for serving Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°F. Place 2 nonstick baking sheets in oven. Step 2 Using box grater or food processor fitted with grating disc, […]

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  • Development Of Taita Taveta County Potato Strategy

    Taita Taveta County is among the major potato producing counties in the country and the only one in the Kenyan coast. The county covers an area of 17,083.9 km2, of which 62% or 11,100 km2, is within Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. The remaining 5,876 km2 consists of small scale farms, ranches, sisal estates, water bodies […]

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