• THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS WILD

    Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) with support from the Crop Trust, is the latest example of using the wild relatives of crops to adapt our agriculture to new threats. Potatoes are grown all […]

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  • HOW POTATO GROW

    Unlike other major field crops, potatoes are mainly reproduced vegetatively, from other potatoes. Therefore, a part of each year’s crop from about 5 to 15 percent, depending on the quality of the harvested tubers is set aside for re-use in the next planting season. Most farmers in our country select and store their own seeds […]

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  • SUITABLE SOIL FOR PLANTING OF POTATO CROPS.

    Potato grows in a wide range of soil type but the most recommended one is well-drained loamy to sandy loam soil. Well fertilizer application can also help the crop to grow well in sandy soil. However, black soils with undesirable physical and chemical qualities should be avoided by all means. Soil pH is one of […]

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  • STEPPING UP THE FIGHT AGAINST DEVASTATING POTATO DISEASES IN KENYA

    Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) is working in partnership to step up the fight against a range of devastating potato diseases which are threatening to decimate the yields of nearly a million smallholder farmers in Kenya. Dr Joseph Mulema, Senior Scientist, Research – who is based at CABI’s centre in Nairobi, is leading a […]

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  • WORLD POTATO CONGRESS RECOGNIZES INNOVATION IN THE POTATO VALUE CHAIN

    The World Potato Congress Industry Award ceremony is an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. The award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the potato industry.  Typically, three outstanding individuals are recognized during the Industry Awards ceremony at the World Potato Congress. In 2018 the World Potato Congress Industry Awards were presented […]

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  • STANDARD CHARTERED NAIROBI MARATHON 2021

    The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 18th edition was held from 25th – 31st of October 2021. The initiative aims to raise funds for the needy in the community, that is, the “Seeing is Believing” initiative, to tackle inequality and increase economic inclusion for the younger generation. In line with this, NPCK and its partners has […]

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  • HOW TO STORE POTATOES SO THEY WILL NOT ROT

    Proper storage ensures you can enjoy garden potatoes from the time of harvest until the first new potatoes are ready to harvest the following year. Yellow and white potato varieties, as well as those labeled as late-maturing, generally store better than the more thin-skinned red varieties. Allowing the green plant to die back before harvest […]

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  • HOW TO RECOGNIZE POTATO BLIGHT

    Potato blight is a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Blight is typically divided into two categories: early blight and late blight. Early blight can happen every year, and it damages foliage on mature potato and tomato plants. Late blight is a more destructive disease, as it can infect a crop at any time […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Chicken Potato Soup. This is a quick and delicious soup for your family. Ingredients Shredded chicken without bones 4 potatoes diced 3 stalks of celery chopped 1 onion diced 3 tomatoes diced 1/2 a head of cabbage chopped 1 bay leaf 3 teaspoons […]

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  • HOW DO YOU PREPARE POTATOES FOR BABIES WITH BABY-LED WEANING?

    Babies develop on their own timeline. The preparation suggestions below are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional, one-on-one advice from your pediatric medical or health professional, nutritionist or dietitian, or expert in pediatric feeding and eating. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you […]

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