• Employment opportunities for the youth in potato value chain

    Potato subsector has a potential to create sustainable employment opportunities for youths and women along the value chain. Potato is grown by up to 800,000 to 1,000,000 smallholder farmers owning about 0.25-5 ha. Potato production area is approx. 120,000-150,000 ha in the country. However, with current productivity levels being less than 10 tons per ha […]

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  • Training farmers on contract farming in Elburgon, Nakuru County

    In effort to continue supporting potato farmers improve potato productivity through adoption of good agricultural practices and better technologies, NPCK and partners organized potato field Farmers training in Elburgon with New Molo Cooperatives to demonstrate the planting procedure for Markies variety. NPCK, has continued to encourage farmers to produce different potato variety as a form […]

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  • Development of the potato variety catalogue 2021

    NPCK and partners are in the process of developing the 2021 Potato Variety Catalogue .The   Variety Catalogue is a guide for all registered potato varieties that are in the country and contains their details and multipliers in the country. It is published every two years with the last one having been published in 2019. Information […]

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  • Potato goodness: potato juice nutrition facts

    Potato juice offers a wealth of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, various B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, and sulphur, among other phytonutrients and organic compounds. Potato juice due to the presence of many nutrients has an impressive list of health benefits. Some of the benefits are; ·         Boosts Energy Levels Potato juice is an excellent energy booster, as the natural sugars found in this juice […]

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  • Potato Roll Samosa

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato Roll Samosa. This is a quick and delicious snack for your family. Ingredients: 1 Cup of Flour Vegetable Oil 4 large potatoes 1 table spoonful of salt 1 Cup of water Half spoon of Black Seed Chopped chillies or Black Pepper Coriander […]

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  • Honey Chili potatoes recipe

    Honey Chili potato is a hugely popular Chinese dish, which is juicy, crunchy and full of flavor snack that you just cannot resist. A delicious pick for kids, the great taste of honey chili potatoes can be brought home in a few easy steps. Try this recipe and you’ll never head to those street stalls […]

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  • Bungoma County Assembly sensitized on the county potato strategy

    A county potato strategy is an essential document that helps in harmonizing all the value chain player activities, giving a clear road map on how to address the subsector challenges and constraints as well as taking advantage of new opportunities in the subsector. The county potato strategy is customized from the national potato strategy to […]

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  • Newly upgraded Viazi Soko ushers in a new dawn to potato farmers

    Low potato productivity and poor quality yields continue to persist in potato subsector mainly because of low access and use of appropriate farm inputs. Quality seed potato is among the critical inputs that farmers experience a challenge in accessing. This is partly attributed to the long distance between majority of the small scale potato farmers […]

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  • Awareness creation of new potato varieties

    The most commonly grown potato variety among farmers in the country is Shangi. The adoption rate of this variety is very high. Some farmers cite its short dormancy period as the main reason for choosing it over other varieties. But the majority says its popularity among fellow farmers as the major reason for adopting it. […]

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  • Potato cyst nematode workshop

    The Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) is among the many types of nematodes. Nematodes are very small, slender, eel-shaped, worm-like organisms. PCN forms survival structures called cysts. PCN is primarily a potato pest which results in patches of poor growth in a field, yellowing (chlorosis) and wilting particularly under moisture stress. PCN comprise of two species: […]

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