• POTATO GRATIN

    Ingredients 1 clove garlic 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp, divided 3 lb. medium russet potatoes 2 tsp. fresh thyme Kosher salt and pepper 2 1/2 c. heavy cream, plus more if necessary 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg Directions Heat oven to 200°C. Rub garlic all over the inside of a shallow oval baking […]

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  • THE AGRIBUSINESS DEAL ROOM 2021

    AGRA in collaboration with ASNET and other stakeholders organized the AGRF 2021 Agribusiness Dealroom which took place on 7th September 2021. The Agribusiness Dealroom is a match-making session at the annual AGRF Summit that convenes different stakeholders to facilitate partnerships and investments in agriculture sector. The Dealroom provides businesses in the agriculture and food value […]

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  • FARMERS’ EXCHANGE VISIT TO KINANGOP FRIES LTD

    NPCK in partnership with IFDC organized for potato farmers’ exchange visit to Kinangop fries limited. The farmer groups are being supported to access good markets for their produce. Through the interactive session with the processor, farmers were enlightened on the quality, preferred sizes and varieties required by the processors and other off-takers. The groups sealed […]

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  • TAITA TAVETA COUNTY VALIDATES THE COUNTY POTATO STRATEGY

    A County strategy is an essential guide that helps in harmonizing all the players’ activities, giving a clear road map on how to address the subsector challenges and constraints as well as take advantage of existing and new opportunities. The county government of Taita Taveta, International Potato Center (CIP), farmer groups, and NPCK held a […]

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  • BUNGOMA LAUNCHES ITS COUNTY POTATO STRATEGY

    The County Government of Bungoma, International Potato Center CIP, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), farmer groups, the county assembly agricultural committee, and NPCK convened a meeting on 9th September 2021 to launch the county potato strategy in Bungoma town. The strategy included a potato suitability map which showed other areas with potential for […]

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  • KENYA BIDS TO HOST THE WORLD POTATO CONGRESS IN 2026

    World Potato Congress is a non-profit organization supported by a group of volunteer directors representing potato jurisdictions around the world. Congress Events are hosted in partnership with local host committees. It is a premier global networking organization which creates opportunities by facilitating communication and information sharing on all aspects of the potato industry throughout the […]

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  • POTATO POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT (PACKAGING)

    India is the second largest producer of potatoes after China in the world. Both countries are advanced in post-harvest handling, an aspect that majority of potato producing countries can learn from. Potatoes should reach the consumer in fresh and palatable condition at a reasonable price. High post-harvest losses of up to 40% occur in potatoes […]

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  • IRISH POTATO VARIETIES AND THEIR POPULARIZATION

    Potato is the second most important food and cash crop after maize in Kenya and it occupies a prime position in terms of contribution to food security, poverty eradication, and economic development. According to Grow Africa, potato production in the East African Community has grown by 340% over the past 20 years, and average potato […]

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  • SPROUTING SEED POTATOES

    Do you wish you could get your potatoes harvested a little earlier? If you try chitting potatoes, or sprouting seed potatoes, before you plant them, you can harvest your potatoes up to three weeks sooner. Sprouting potatoes before planting can also help you if you have trouble getting your potatoes to reach maturity in your […]

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  • UNUSUAL USES FOR POTATOES

    When it comes to cooking, few vegetables have more versatility than the potato. You can boil it, fry it, bake it, or mash it. However, the usefulness of the humble potato does not stop at the dinner table. Consider these unexpected uses for the potatoes. Remove rust. Cut a potato in half and rub the […]

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