• NATIONAL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT AND LAUNCH OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR NETWORK

    The Potato Council participated in a two day National Agriculture Summit that took place on 26th – 27th February 2020 in Nairobi whose theme was “Building partnerships for transformation, growth and competitiveness of the agriculture sector in Kenya”. The aim of the summit was to present the Agriculture Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) by […]

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  • TECHNICAL TEAM DEVELOPS THE NYERI COUNTY POTATO STRATEGY

    NPCK hosted members of the Nyeri County Potato Strategy development Technical team on 20th and 21st February 2020 with the goal of developing the county’s draft potato strategy. The technical team comprises of Nyeri County department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP), Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Project (KCSAP) and NPCK […]

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  • THE 2020 AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY FORUM

    The Agricultural Industry Forum (AIF) will be an annual learning and networking forum bringing together Kenya’s agricultural public and private sector stakeholders. The AIF 2020 was held on 3rd and 4th March 2020 in Nairobi. The event was organized by Agricultural Industry Network (AIN), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) and the Council of […]

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  • YOUTH ECONOMIC DIALOGUE FORUM

    Alternatives Africa in conjunction with KEPSA and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) organized a Youth Economic Dialogue Forum which took place on 26th February 2020 in Nairobi. The aim of the meeting was to facilitate interactions between young entrepreneurs and the public and private sectors, to explore business opportunities and possibilities in the Agri-sector. Among […]

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  • MODERN POTATOES BOOST SMALLHOLDERS’ INCOME!

    In 2019, a private-public partnership in the potato value chain, coordinated by Bayer East Africa under the Smallholder Farming Initiative, centred around and throughout the potato value chain, allowed smallholder farmers to boost their incomes growing modern potato varieties under intensive management. This was realised by an integral value chain approach, in which potato smallholders […]

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

    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 March of 2020.            MONTH […]

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  • POTATO PEELS

    Don’t throw away potato peels; they have more benefits than the vegetable itself! Before disposing your potato peels into the garbage, have you ever stopped to think whether there may be benefits of this “trash”? Well, there are immense uses of the peels that remain largely unknown to us. The following are some of the […]

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  • STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SEED POTATO

    For proper seed potato storage, temperature and humidity are two critical environmental factors to be considered. The temperature in the store depends on initial temperature of the tubers at the time they are placed in store and duration of storage. Before storage the tubers have to be cured at ambient temperature. Air movement (ventilation) is […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Lyonnais Potatoes. Ingredients: 8 large potatoes 4 large onions 2 spoonful of margarine/butter Half table spoon of salt Directions: Wash and slice your potatoes. Clean and place them in a suitable pot. Add water and salt to the potato slices. Boil until they […]

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  • KEPSA CONVENES AGRICULTURAL STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

    The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) convened an agricultural meeting on 4th December 2019 in Nairobi. The meeting was aimed at forming an agricultural umbrella body in the country and also to discuss key issues in agriculture sector and propose solutions and action areas that will revolutionize the sector. In attendance were players along the […]

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