• POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE

    POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE Potato is the second most important food and cash crop in Kenya after maize. However, its yields per acre in Kenya compared to other progressive African countries like Egypt and South Africa are quite low. Some of the reasons behind the lower yields are; inappropriate use of inputs, use of poor […]

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  • NPCK ISSUES A DIGITAL COPY OF THE 2019 POTATO MAGAZINE

    Due to the current covid-19 situation, NPCK is distributing the digital copy of the 2019 Potato Magazine. Please Click on the link below to access the digital copy: Click here As soon as the situation allows, we shall proceed to avail the hard copy as is our tradition. Kindly bear with us. For now, stay […]

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  • WITHDRAWAL OF WANFA TECHNOLOGIES LTD SEED PRODUCTION LICENSE

    When it comes to certified seed potato, there are very clear guidelines from KEPHIS on how to produce and market them and this is anchored on the law. Seed potato out-growers are supposed to follow guidelines provided by the sponsoring seed merchant as per the regulations.  This is mainly to ensure that when farmers buy […]

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

    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 May 2020.           MONTH OF […]

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  • INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE USES OF POTATOES

      Apart from being an essential ingredient of most our favorite dishes, potatoes have other alternative home uses that are remarkable and great fun to try. The following are the ways you can use your potatoes outside your kitchen.           Healthy ware potatoes: Our beloved food has other numerous uses at […]

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  • DEFINITION OF TERMS IN POTATO FARMING

    This month, we shall learn about the different categories of seed potatoes in the country and improve our vocabulary in potato farming 1.Improved potato varieties Improved varieties are defined as those that have been released or distributed by National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) since 1970. Many of these varieties were developed from materials provided by […]

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  • HEALTHY SNACKING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC

    When snacking cannot be avoided, select healthy snacks and consume in moderation to avoid excessive eating. Being at home for too long can lead to excessive snacking, which could lead to overweight and obesity. All snacks should therefore be healthy and consumed in small portions. Examples of healthy snacks Fresh whole fruits Dried fruits Milk […]

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  • SEASONED POTATO WEDGES

    Ingredients   For the wedges 4 large potatoes. (washed, skin on) 1 liter (4 cups) of vegetable oil.            For seasoning 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of Royco Mchuzi Mix. 1 Tsp. (5 ml) of Spanish paprika 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) of fresh rosemary and thyme (finely chopped)   Method Cut your potatoes into even […]

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  • MINI POTATO PIZZA

    Mini Potato Pizza Ingredients: 8-12 small potatoes 4 large onions 2 spoonful of cooking oil 1 small garlic clove that is minced 8 mini naan (Oven baked flat bread) 2 cups of grated cheese 2 tablespoons of minced rosemary Salt   Directions: Pre heat the oven to 400°F. Slice the onions and potatoes into thin […]

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  • Left: Uasin Gishu County officials procuring seeds from Singus Enterprise. Right: Nyeri County officials receiving seed potato they bought from ADC Molo.

    ACUTE SEED POTATO SHORTAGE

    The current season, which started in March, has seen an increase in the demand for quality seed potato in the country as majority of farmers embark on planting. Kenya’s estimated annual demand for certified seed potato stands at 30,000 tons. However, the country only produces about 6,700 tons, with most farmers recycling part of their […]

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