• FARMERS BENEFIT FROM CROP INSURANCE COMPENSATION

    Farmers who suffered losses last year but had insured their crop under a government supported insurance scheme will receive their compensation totalling Sh. 117.4 million. The 25,228 farmers who lodged the claims were among the 409,000 in 27 Counties who insured their crops during the long rainy season in 2019 at a total risk value […]

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  • BIG BLOW TO MECHANIZATION AS TAX LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2020 IMPOSE VAT ON FARM INPUTS

    Agriculture remains a high priority on the Government’s Big 4 Agenda, the blueprint driving Kenya’s development agenda in the period 2018-2022, which places achieving food and nutritional security as one of its core elements. The agriculture sector is also a major source of employment, an earner of foreign exchange, a constant supplier of food security […]

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  • PREPARATIONS FOR VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM LAUNCH IN TOP GEAR

    The process of upgrading the new Viazi Soko Digital Platform is at its final stages and once launched the platform will be able to solve a number of challenges faced by farmers and others stakeholders in the potato subsector. Among the upgrades include; providing an efficient way of accessing quality farm inputs and services such […]

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  • PREPARATIONS FOR VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM LAUNCH IN TOP GEAR

    The process of upgrading the new Viazi Soko Digital Platform is at its final stages and once launched the platform will be able to solve a number of challenges faced by farmers and others stakeholders in the potato subsector. Among the upgrades include; providing an efficient way of accessing quality farm inputs and services such […]

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  • PARTNERS TEAM UP FOR OCTOBER-DECEMBER POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATION

    Different Partners setting up their demonstration plots in Nyandarua County, Olkalau subcounty. After the success achieved during the March-August county potato demonstrations, NPCK together with thirteen partners have teamed up again to enhance capacity building of farmers by conducting another phase of field demonstrations in six counties namely: Nyandarua, Meru, Nakuru, Narok, Bomet and Elgeyo […]

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  • THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHICH POTATOES WORK FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKING

     Picture showing different potato varieties. Baked, mashed, roasted, boiled or pan-fried, there’s a lot more that goes into what makes a potato taste the way it does than preparation and condiments (spices and herbs, including salt and pepper). Greg Porter, a professor of agronomy with the University of Maine said that, a lot of things […]

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  • RESEARCH: SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM CAN WARN OF PLANT DISEASE

    US Federal and state researchers are studying irrigation scheduling and a potential for water savings in potato plants at the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory at Bushland. AberdeenNews.com reports that the three-year project, supported by the Texas Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant program, is a collaboration between Susan O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., U.S. Department of […]

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

    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 November 2020.            MONTH OF […]

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  • BENEFITS OF POTATOES: 14 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF THIS SUPER VEGETABLE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN

      By Sushmita Sengupta– India     Potatoes: The super vegetable has many benefits that are not known to many. Potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables in India and worldwide. All thanks to potatoes, we have our beloved French fries, which is one of the human race’s favorite dishes. Although this dish is […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    Serve with desired kachumbari as a snack or accompaniment. Potato Egg Kebab. In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato Egg Kebab. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes Chopped rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon of cooking oil 2 pinches of salt Half tablespoon pepper 4 boiled eggs Cumin powder 1 cup of wheat/maize […]

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