• NAKURU COUNTY POTATO REGULATIONS WORKSHOP

    After the successful development and gazettement of the Crops (Irish potato) regulations 2019, county governments have the role of promoting awareness of the regulation as well as enforcing it. In line with this, the Nakuru county government in collaboration with NPCK, Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Agriculture Council of Kenya (AgCK), Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme […]

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  • DIGITIZATION OF CROSS BORDER TRADE

    One of the challenges in engaging in international trade on crops in Kenya has been the slow clearance process which keeps the goods in transit delayed at the export zone. Considering the high perishability of fresh agricultural produce, this delay may lead to reduction in their quality and lead to economic losses. In line with […]

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  • NYANDARUA COUNTY UNVEILS ITS POTATO COORDINATING UNIT

    The Nyandarua County government in partnership with NPCK has formed and launched a Nyandarua County Potato Coordinating Unit, whose responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of the county’s potato strategy and coordinating potato activities in the county. The unit will collaborate and work with other potato players in the county with an aim of sharing information, […]

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  • NYANDARUA COUNTY FARMERS SENSITIZED ON THE NEW POTATO REGULATIONS

    On 24th July 2019 NPCK convened a meeting at Ol’Kalou, Nyandarua County to educate farmers on the new Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019. In attendance were the County ministry of agriculture representatives, International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) representative and over 40 farmers drawn from various sub-counties in the County. The purposes of regulation and key […]

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  • WAOs TRAINING ON VIAZI SOKO PLATFORM IN NYANDARUA COUNTY

    Viazi soko is a web based SMS platform that is used for collecting, processing and disseminating information on seed and ware potato. It is also used to send advisory and extension messages to farmers. The platform was developed by NPCK and its partners who also train farmers and agricultural officers on how to register and […]

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  • SEED POTATO DEGENERATION

    Seed degeneration is the gradual loss in productivity of a potato crop during successive multiplication cycles as a result of growth of seed borne diseases. These diseases include viruses such as potato leaf roll virus (PLRV) and bacterial diseases such as wilt. Seed degeneration is significant when seed potatoes are used in several subsequent seasons […]

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  • SEED POTATO DEHAULMING METHODS

    Dehaulming, in potato production refers to the act of detaching the vegetative part of the potato plant, found above the ground, from the root tubers. Dehaulming is one of the pre-harvest practices which are aimed at hardening the skin of the tubers and therefore reduce injuries during post-harvest handling. Despite of its benefits and depending […]

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  • THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT POTATO

    1. Different potato varieties have different sugar levels Every potato variety has different sugar levels which make them cook differently and have different tastes. Varieties with high sugar levels end up with a gummy, sticky mess of mashed potatoes as compared to varieties with low sugar levels. The potato variety catalogue 2019 contains all the […]

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  • HONEY CHILLI POTATO RECIPE

    This amazing starter recipe, honey chili potato, can be added to any party food menu. It is a Chinese dish and is liked by most people of all ages. Made with fried potatoes, honey and chili sauce, this snack is crunchy, flavorful and amazingly delicious. Ingredients Maize flour, Vinegar, honey, salt flour, Chili Powder, Whole […]

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  • 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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