• Implementation And Enforcement Of Potato Regulations

    Since its launch in 2019, implementation of the Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations have been ongoing in the country. The regulations provide for quality assurance and promote best practices across the value chain. Sensitization on the regulation at the county and national levels has been going on among farmers, traders, transporters and marketing agents. The exercise […]

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  • Training On Viazi Soko Digital Platform

    NPCK through the support of GIZ, CIP and IFDC upgraded the Viazi Soko Digital Platform into an e-commerce ecosystem which can be accessed through a Web-based portal, downloadable Android App and USSD short code services. The platform provides an efficient way for sourcing and procuring quality farm inputs such as certified seeds, fertilizer, agrochemicals and […]

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  • Potato Imports By Fast-Food Firms To Attract 30pc Duty

    Fast food franchises operating in Kenya have been slapped with a 30 percent duty on imports of potatoes used to make French fries, a move that will significantly raise the cost of the end product. Major high-end fast food joints rely on potato imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa because most of […]

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  • Monitoring Of Potato Farmers Progress In Kipipiri, Nyandarua

    NPCK continues to empower potato farmers in all the major potato producing counties in Kenya. One of the ways it accomplishes this is through regular field visits to monitor farmers’ accessibility to the recommended farm inputs. In June, 2021 the council visited Mwangaza Farmer Field and Business School (FFBS) in Kipipiri, Nyandarua County where about […]

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  • Taita Taveta Farmers Swap Maize For Potatoes To Earn More

    Angelica Mwaruruma, a farmer in Chawia sub-county in Taita Taveta, could wait for six months before harvesting her maize crop. She could also only plant one season in a year. That meant it took her longer to make decent income and put adequate food on the table. Maize farming has been tough, limiting the opportunities […]

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  • Canola Oil Can Fry More Potatoes

    Charles Sturt University research, comparing canola oil processed using different techniques, has found significant differences in frying life – the number of times the oil can be reused. The project at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains examined the quality of canola oil samples used to fry potato chips […]

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  • Common Diseases Affecting Potatoes During Storage

    Potato growers are familiar with the expression ‘a potato storage is not a hospital’, which reflects the simple truth that diseased potatoes going into storage are not going to get better. It is essential that growers carefully monitor potatoes going into storage and keep a close eye on storage conditions to keep infections from spreading […]

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  • Ware Potato Market Prices In Major Towns In The Month Of June

    NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 6 major towns; Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Meru, Eldoret, and Nyeri on its website twice a week; Tuesday and Thursday. This information is useful to potato stakeholders particularly farmers and market outlets in their selling and buying decisions respectively. The table above is a summary […]

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  • 15 Unusual Uses Of Potatoes You’ve Probably Never Considered

    Potatoes are often a staple of a home grown diet. Most people love them and everyone has a favorite way of preparing or cooking them – be it mashed, fried or baked. But what you may not know about potatoes is that they can also come in handy in a range of other ways. Potatoes […]

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  • Health Benefits Of Drinking Potato Juice

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at some skin and health benefits of drinking potato juice.  Potato juice comes from raw potato that is loaded with nutrients and minerals that are considered super-healthy. Potato juice is an excellent source for vitamins B and C. It has a non-pleasant taste with a starchy consistency […]

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