• FIFTY POTATO FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat. Annual production exceeds 320 million tonnes. China is the world’s biggest producer of potatoes, growing over 70 million tonnes a year. In the last 40 years the potato has changed from a northern crop, with only 15 […]

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  • HEALTH BENEFITS OF POTATOES

    Blood pressure Potatoes may help lower blood pressure for several reasons. Jarzabkowski said that the fiber found in potatoes could help lower cholesterol by binding with cholesterol in the blood. “After it binds, we excrete it.” Potatoes are also a good source of potassium. “All potatoes are potassium rich,” Jarzabkowski said. “They have even more […]

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  • CRISPY GARLIC OVEN ROASTED POTATOES

    Crispy garlic roasted potatoes are a super simple side dish perfect with anything! Ingredients 1 potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil or canola oil 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 8 cloves garlic, minced) 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley Instructions How to […]

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  • TAITA TAVETA COUNTY HOSTS A POTATO MARKETING FORUM

    The direct market linkage between farmers and market outlets is widely viewed as part of the solution to solving challenges faced by farmers in marketing of potatoes. Towards achieving this, NPCK and partners have come up with a strategic intervention dubbed, Potato Marketing Forums. Recently, NPCK in collaboration with CIP and Taita Taveta County government […]

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  • YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE POTATO VALUE CHAIN

    The potato value chain is long and elaborate with many business opportunities. While the opportunities could be lucrative, they are not fully taken up by youth and women. This is partly because of their lack of awareness of these opportunities and in some instances it is because they lack the necessary skills. Insufficient capital among […]

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  • AWARENESS CREATION OF THE VIAZI SOKO PLATFORM GOES TO TAITA TAVETA COUNTY

    NPCK in collaboration with CIP has trained 18 FPOs representatives in Taita Taveta on Viazi Soko digital platform. The FPOs are expected to train and register their group members to enable them benefit from the services offered through the platform. The platform provides an efficient way of sourcing and procuring quality farm inputs such as […]

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  • FARMERS IN NYANDARUA BENEFIT FROM TRAINING ON GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

    According to Food and Agriculture organization Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a “collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agriculture products, while taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability” (FAO,2016). GAPs also aim at achieving optimum produce from the farm by employing […]

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  • MAXIMIZING NUMBER OF POTATO TUBERS PER PLANT

    The number of potato tubers produced by each potato plant is influenced by agronomy and varietal potential. Correct balanced nutrition is critical in influencing number of tubers per plant. Phosphate, potassium, and calcium have all been shown to have effects on the total achievable tuber number. A large number of tubers per hectare will produce […]

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  • APICAL CUTTINGS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PLANTING MATERIAL

    Potato has emerged as one of the key staple crops in Kenya and second most important crop in the country after maize. The potato value chain employs over 3.5M actors, contributing over Ksh.50 Billion to the economy. Despite its important use by many Kenyans, its production still faces a lot of challenges hence low production. […]

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  • THE WORLD’S FIRST POTATO-BASED PLANT MILK

    Step aside oat milk; it’s time for potatoes to take the glory. Based in Sweden, newly launched vegan dairy brand Dug developed the world’s first potato-based plant milk. According to the startup, it doesn’t just foam like real dairy it’s far more sustainable, even compared to competitor plant-based milks on the market.  Dug was created […]

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