• HEALTH BENEFITS OF POTATO

      Cooked potato -Research has found that vitamin C may help reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C. Raw potato must be processed prior to human consumption to make starch and other nutrients available. The nutritional value of potatoes along with its taste and ease of […]

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  • INTEGRATING TRACEABILITY SOLUTIONS IN THE POTATO SUPPLY CHAIN

    Packed potatoes with a bar code. The first step to traceability is labeling. While most farms are not required to label each piece of produce they sell, processors prefer to work with farms that label each container/bag that leaves their store. In recent times, food producers have developed an extensive capacity to track the flow […]

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  • NEW POTATO VARIETY COULD HELP FARMERS IN EAST AFRICA

    Researchers from the National Agricultural Research Organization Uganda and the International Potato Center have developed a new variety of potato, which is resistant to late blight. Using new molecular techniques, they transferred late-blight resistance genes into the popular East African potato variety Victoria. The new variety, known as 3R Victoria, is almost identical to the […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS: TURNING POTATO WASTE INTO FERTILIZER

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at turning potato waste into fertilizer   A company based in the United Kingdom has joined forces with the British Clean Tech firm Technologies to use its carbon-capture technology on potato peelings left over from making crisps in its factory, to turn it into low-carbon fertilizer. The […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Crunchy Potatoes with Minced Meat. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes Chopped rosemary leaves, parsley 2 pinches of salt Minced Meat 2 eggs Black Pepper 100grm of cheese Bread Crumps. 200grms of flour Vegetable oil   Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut into halves. Place […]

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  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEED MULTIPLIERS

    To enhance availability of preferred seed potato varieties in the country, the Kenya–Netherlands Seed Potato Development Project is looking for seed potato multipliers who are interested in partnering with Dutch companies to multiply their varieties.  For more information contact Emily Osena through email osenaemily@gmail.com  or phone 0726812883.

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  • APICAL ROOTED CUTTINGS OF POTATOES REVOLUTIONIZED

    How Generation 1 seed Potatoes are Produced The National Potato Council of Kenya working with partners is supporting the youth to enter into seed potato business. This is through provided forums for linkages and networking with relevant institutions and stakeholders as detailed in the article presented in the newsletter of World Potato Congress dated December […]

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  • NYERI COUNTY VALIDATES THE DRAFT COUNTY POTATO STRATEGY

    Participants during the stakeholders’ validation meeting at ATC Wambugu farm, Nyeri County The department of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives from the County Government of Nyeri together with NPCK convened a stakeholders’ validation forum for the draft Nyeri County Potato Strategy on 14th October 2020 in Nyeri County. Other participants in the validation forum included […]

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  • DEVELPOMENT OF A NEW NATIONAL POTATO STRATEGY BEGINS

    Participants during a virtual meeting on the first meeting on development of an updated National Potato Strategy The National Potato Strategy (2016-2020) was launched in 2016 and has been in implementation since then under the coordination of NPCK. So far, the strategy has helped coordinate actors’ activities thereby reducing duplication of initiatives, increasing production, and […]

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  • AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION SERVICES IN NANDI

    The County government of Nandi, Department of Agriculture and Cooperative through the Agricultural Mechanization Services (AMS) office is providing tractors and farm implement such as disc plough, harrow, ridger, potato planter and harvester for leasing to potato farmers at the County. Promoting mechanization is key towards addressing the postharvest losses in the potato value chain. […]

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