• INCEPTION MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MERU POTATO COUNTY STRATEGY

    From left Meru CDA, CO Agriculture, KENAFF, Solidaridad and NPCK County potato strategy (CPS) is a policy document that aligns with the National Potato Strategy. Its importance include; Aligning with the National potato strategy 2021-2025, Vision 2030 and County Integrated Development plan (CIDP). It factors in the contributions of subsector players and development partners in […]

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  • FACTS AND FUN

    Trending discussions in potato industry wall About Memphis potato Variety

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  • INVITATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF POTATO-NATIONAL POTATO CONFERENCE AND TRADE FAIR ON 30TH and 31ST MAY 2023

    Potato is the second most important food and cash crop after maize in Kenya and occupies a prime position in terms of its contribution to food security, poverty eradication, and economic development. It is grown by about 800,000 smallholder farmers, employs 3.5 million actors along the marketing channels, and contributes over Kshs 50 billion to […]

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  • HYBRID POTATO BREEDING THROUGH TRUE POTATO SEEDS (HTPS)

    Demonstration plot for late blight tolerance varieties HTPS is a new technology invented by Solynta for a seed potato breeding system that uses true seeds rather than vegetatively propagated planting material. In this breeding technology, valuable traits can now be utilized such as disease resistance, nutritional value, higher yields, as well as processing traits. This […]

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  • FARMER POTATO FIELD DAY AT COUNTY LEVEL

    Farmers undergoing training in Meru County                      County potato farm demonstration and farmer field days are designed to help in information sharing and extension on agricultural technologies, innovations and GAPs. During the short rains season of 2022, Potato Council, in partnership with input and service providers, conducted farmer field days in Meru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Elgeyo […]

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  • KENAFF SERVICE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

    Commodity and county association leaders developing strategies for service delivery On 9th and 10th February 2023 the Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF) held a Service and Business Development Workshop at the KENAFF HQ Thogoto. The main aim of the event was to do a situation analysis of both county and commodity associations, have clarity on […]

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  • FAO TRAINING ON AGRICULTURAL POLICIES

    The participants during the policy monitoring and evaluation event On February 2023 the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations partnered with the Government of Kenya to implement the third phase of the Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agriculture Policies (MAFAP) programme. The main aim of the meeting was to develop institutional capacity […]

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  • PROCESSORS ENGAGING MEETING ON THE WAY FORWARD

    The participants having a photo session NPCK convened a processors’ meeting on 16th February 2023, at the NPCK offices, at KALRO Kabete. Key issues discussed during the meeting include; unstable prices of ware potatoes, inconsistency in supply, and quality management. Possible solutions for persisting challenges were aired out for action. Participants acknowledged the steady expansion […]

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  • A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR KIRIMARA POTATO GROWERS

    For many years, Kirimara Potato Growers have been producing potatoes through contract arrangements. The group has been facing various challenges, such as limited access to quality inputs, market access, and logistical difficulties when transporting ware potatoes to markets or sourcing inputs. On 7th February 2023, the Women Farmers Association of Kenya (WoFaAK) in collaboration with […]

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  • SEED POTATO PRODUCERS MEETING HELD 10TH FEBRUARY 2023

    Access to certified seed potatoes remains a major issue in the potato industry. The majority of potato growers continue to rely on farm-saved seeds for potato production, which does not guarantee good returns and is prone to spreading diseases and pests. To counter this NPCK, CIP, KEPHIS, KALRO, seed producers and other key partners have […]

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