• POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Crispy Potato Wedges/Chips on a Frying pan. The first thing is to ensure you get the right type of potatoes, I. e one that does not mash easily when boiled. To get different varieties of potatoes one can refer to our 2019 potato […]

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  • CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

    Potato cultivation usually involves intensive soil tillage throughout the cropping period which often leads to soil degradation, erosion and leaching of nitrates. During soil preparation, the entire topsoil is loosened particularly on sticky soils – crushed into small aggregates to avoid the formation of clods in the potato beds. Conservation Agriculture (CA) a resource-saving crop […]

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  • COMBATING CHALLENGES OF ENFORCING THE IRISH POTATO (2019) REGULATIONS

    Panelists during the launch of the Irish Potato (2019) Regulations during the annual potato The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), NPCK and other stakeholders, who included representatives from the major potato producing county governments such as Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Meru, Nyeri, Trans Nzoia and Taita Taveta, convened a virtual meeting on 22nd July 2020 to […]

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  • NPCK AND PARTNERS CONDUCT SUCESSFUL COUNTY POTATO FARMER TRAININGS

    In an effort to continue supporting potato farmers to improve potato productivity through adoption of good agricultural practices and better technologies, NPCK and partners organized potato field demonstrations and trainings in five pilot counties.  The planning of the activities started in the month of April 2020 with the Council partnering with ADC Molo, Agrico EA, […]

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  • KALRO DEVELOPS A WEATHER FORECAST PLATFORM FOR FARMERS IN KENYA

     Weather forecast results for Mirangine ward in Olkalou, Nyandarwa county between 24/07/2020 and 28/07/2020. The new weather application by KALRO is easy to use and has high level of accuracy.     Farming is mainly dependent on seasons and weather. Temperature, sunlight, and rainfall have major effects on crops. Occurrences of erratic weather are beyond […]

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  • CHEMICALS APPROVED BY PCPB FOR MANAGEMENT OF POTATO PEST AND DISEASES

    Unmanaged potato pests and diseases results into high losses both in the field and during storage. Use of chemicals is one of the recommended ways of managing pests and diseases. Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) is the institution that regulates the importation and exportation, manufacture, distribution and use of pest control products in Kenya. Farmers […]

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  • VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR UPGRADE

    A smart phone: Viazi Soko App is being developed and users will be able to access its services online. VIAZI SOKO is a web-based digital platform used for collecting, processing and disseminating seed and ware potato information which was developed in 2016 by NPCK and partners. Information on seed potato varieties, prices, location, and telephone […]

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  • KENYA’S BID TO HOST THE 2025 WORLD POTATO CONGRESS

    Participants during the recent World Potato Congress (WPC) in Cusco, Peru. NPCK and partners are bidding for a similar event to be held in Kenya in 2025 Kenya’s key potato stakeholders are gearing to bid for hosting of the 2025 World Potato Congress (WPC) in the country. The congress is a networking platform which creates […]

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

    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 July 2020. MONTH OF […]

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  • RETAIL STORE LIGHT CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO POTATO GREENING

    Light conditions in retail stores may contribute to potato greening, says a team of researchers at the University of Tasmania, in their recently published study on this subject. The research team says they aimed to develop a “potato tuber greening risk rating model” for retail stores based on light quality and intensity parameters. This was […]

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