• PROFITABLE POTATO FARMING

    Agrico EA has developed a detailed growing guide and a short video tutorials, explaining step-by-step how farmers can follow good agricultural practices to achieve profitable potato farming. To watch the video tutorials click here  

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  • PULSED ELECTRIC FIELD TECHNOLOGY: A SUSTAINABLE PROCESSING SOLUTION

                      Above and below: Potatoes being treated using Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) system (Elea GmbH) in an industrial setting. (Photo courtesy of potatopro.com) Consumer interests in healthier and fresher foods have driven much of the interest in advanced preservation methods, such as pulsed electric field (PEF) processing. […]

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  • WHAT MAKES A POTATO GROW EYES?

    Cream potatoes with pink eyes. Eyes on potatoes are the growing points on potato tubers, each with a little stem bud (something that is not yet mature or at full development) blinking. Potatoes, unlike other garden crops, are usually not grown from small seeds. Instead, they grow from small cubes of tubers cut into portions […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Crispy Potato Wedges/Chips on a Frying pan. The first thing is to ensure you get the right type of potatoes, I. e one that does not mash easily when boiled. To get different varieties of potatoes one can refer to our 2019 potato […]

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  • CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

    Potato cultivation usually involves intensive soil tillage throughout the cropping period which often leads to soil degradation, erosion and leaching of nitrates. During soil preparation, the entire topsoil is loosened particularly on sticky soils – crushed into small aggregates to avoid the formation of clods in the potato beds. Conservation Agriculture (CA) a resource-saving crop […]

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  • COMBATING CHALLENGES OF ENFORCING THE IRISH POTATO (2019) REGULATIONS

    Panelists during the launch of the Irish Potato (2019) Regulations during the annual potato The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), NPCK and other stakeholders, who included representatives from the major potato producing county governments such as Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Meru, Nyeri, Trans Nzoia and Taita Taveta, convened a virtual meeting on 22nd July 2020 to […]

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  • NPCK AND PARTNERS CONDUCT SUCESSFUL COUNTY POTATO FARMER TRAININGS

    In an effort to continue supporting potato farmers to improve potato productivity through adoption of good agricultural practices and better technologies, NPCK and partners organized potato field demonstrations and trainings in five pilot counties.  The planning of the activities started in the month of April 2020 with the Council partnering with ADC Molo, Agrico EA, […]

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  • KALRO DEVELOPS A WEATHER FORECAST PLATFORM FOR FARMERS IN KENYA

     Weather forecast results for Mirangine ward in Olkalou, Nyandarwa county between 24/07/2020 and 28/07/2020. The new weather application by KALRO is easy to use and has high level of accuracy.     Farming is mainly dependent on seasons and weather. Temperature, sunlight, and rainfall have major effects on crops. Occurrences of erratic weather are beyond […]

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  • CHEMICALS APPROVED BY PCPB FOR MANAGEMENT OF POTATO PEST AND DISEASES

    Unmanaged potato pests and diseases results into high losses both in the field and during storage. Use of chemicals is one of the recommended ways of managing pests and diseases. Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) is the institution that regulates the importation and exportation, manufacture, distribution and use of pest control products in Kenya. Farmers […]

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  • VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR UPGRADE

    A smart phone: Viazi Soko App is being developed and users will be able to access its services online. VIAZI SOKO is a web-based digital platform used for collecting, processing and disseminating seed and ware potato information which was developed in 2016 by NPCK and partners. Information on seed potato varieties, prices, location, and telephone […]

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