• County Potato Platform members in a Workshop in Nakuru County

    POTATO STAKEHOLDER FORUMS

    The Potato Council has a number of forums and platforms aimed at supporting initiatives at different levels of the value chain which as point of references for potato activities, engagements, information exchange, planning and coordination. One such platform is the Potato Partners Platform (PPP). The PPP is made up of development partners and organizations supporting […]

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  • A potato field: Site selection is paramount in potato farming.

    CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A SITE FOR PLANTING POTATO

    Before engaging in potato farming, it is important to consider the suitability of the land which you intend to farm. You should seek to answer the following questions ;                                       Has the site been used for production of potato or crops in the Solanaceous family such as tomato, tree tomato, brinjals, capsicum, pepino melons and black […]

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  • Potato peels

    UTILIZATION OF POTATO PEEL AS A FOOD PRESERVATIVE

    Synthetic food preservatives could be used alone or in combination with natural preservatives. Both synthetic and natural antioxidants have been used in food industry; however, application of synthetics preservatives has potential carcinogenic effects but the use of natural preservatives alone has a better advantage for human health with low side effect. As a result, attention […]

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  • WATER USE AND MANAGEMENT IN POTATO PRODUCTION

    Potato plant has got relatively high demand for water usage in the course of its growth compared to most plants. The peak of its water requirement is during the tuber bulking stage normally six weeks after emergence). During this stage, the plant demand high amounts of water to produce food for itself and for storage. […]

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  • Homemade potato crisps

    HOW TO MAKE POTATO CRISPS AT HOME

    Potato crisps are thin slices of potatoes that may have been deep fried or baked until they become crunchy. They are a snack of choice for many people especially urbanites. They are majorly industrially made and packed in air tight packets. However, most crisps lovers are unaware that they can make crisps comfortably at home […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    POTATO GOODNESS In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato Kale Salad with roasted peanuts and craisins. Ingredients: 8 large potatoes 2 cups chopped kales 1 tablespoon of cooking oil 2 pinches of salt Half tablespoon pepper A handful of roasted peanuts ¼ cup of chopped red onions Tomato paste […]

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  • WAIVER OF PRE EXPORT VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY BY KEBS

    Waiver of Pre Export Verification of Conformity by KEBS KEBS had started implementing a legal notice 183 that required all imports into the country undergo a Pre Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). This requirement subjected all imports to verification in the country of origin before being allowed into the country. Only a few products were […]

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  • LIST OF ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS

    List of Essential Products The COVID-19 pandemic has had negative impact on business and especially movement of people and produce. To caution both producers and consumers and the country at large, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Enterprise Development has formed a Business Emergency Response Centre (BERC). The Centre comprises of […]

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  • POTATO SECTOR AT A GLANCE DURING THE COVID -19 PANDEMIC

    The devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent measures taken by the government to curb its high rate of transmission among the public has had a huge impact on Agriculture. All potato sector players are experiencing one or more new challenges or setbacks arising directly or indirectly from this pandemic. Companies and organizations […]

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  • THE LAUNCH OF THE EAST AFRICA AFCFTA REPORT

    NPCK participated in the launch of the Africa Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) report of East Africa on 5th March 2020 in Nairobi. AfCFTA is a member state agreement which seeks to facilitate farmers’ access to rapidly growing markets both within the East African region and across Africa. It was formed in March 2018 at […]

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