• Presentation of the ASTGS to the Private Sector

    Principal Secretary, state department for crops development, Prof. Hamadi Boga and other guests during the ASTGS breakfast meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on13th of June 2019. NPCK attended a meeting organized by Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on13th of June 2019 .The meeting was intended to give […]

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  • Quality Control and Tracking of Certified Seeds

    The sample of Standard Packaging Bags for Seeds Seed quality assurance is an important aspect of seed potato production, storage and distribution. A good quality seed potato has a potential of increasing yield by 30 to 50 per cent compared to “recycled” seeds. In the recent past, a number of clients have complained of buying […]

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  • Agricultural Technology Development Center Meeting

    A multi-slicer The department of Agriculture Technology Development Centre (ATDC –Ruiru) which is under ministry of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries, organized for a meeting  with the NPCK on  30TH May 2019 in Ruiru. ATDC is a national station established for capacity building, promotion and adoption of appropriate tested and validated agricultural technologies used in value […]

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  • How to make Potato Flour

    Potato flour: It can be used as an ingredient for soup thickener and even baking purposes. Simply peel the potatoes, wash, cook and then mash them. Spread the paste out on a dehydrator for 12 to 20 hours. Then run them through a blender to crush into fine powder or use a pestle and mortar. […]

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  • Potato: The Misunderstood Nutritional Champion

    Boiled potatoes Potatoes, despite being a nutritious crop are widely perceived to be unhealthy and have been wrongly blamed for obesity in urban areas. However, when prepared and consumed in the right way, potatoes are one of the healthiest foods. Consider the following benefits: Potato is the most filling food in the world One of […]

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  • NPCK and Partners Team Building Activities

    Potato team proudly displaying their medals after the marathon. Team building is important in any organisation as it helps the staffs break down office monotony and personal barriers eliminate distractions, boost employee morale and enables them have fun collectively. NPCK fully recognizes this and endeavors to participate in various outdoor activities. One of such events […]

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  • AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund

    The second call for applications for the AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is now open. Self Help Africa invites eligible small and medium Agri-enterprise with business models that integrate smallholder farmers/pastoralists to apply for this opportunity. For more details including eligibility criteria click on www.agrifichallengefund.org Written by: Charity Maina, Research & Development Dept. NPCK

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  • Growing potato in trash bags

    Growing potato in a trash bag can be done practically in towns or areas where land is not available following the steps below: Place your seed potato in a warm spot one week before planting during which sprouts will grow. Cut them into chunks that are approximately two inches wide. Ensure each chunk has at […]

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  • Launch of Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019

    The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations was launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri on 24th May, 2019, at KALRO Headquarters during this year’s National Potato Conference. The objectives of the regulations can be summarized as; Promotion of best practices in production, transportation, and storage of Irish potatoes To provide for Quality assurance […]

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  • The 2019 national potato conference and trade fair highlights

    NPCK in collaboration with partners organized and convened the 2019 National Potato Conference and Trade Fair that was held on 23rd and 24th May 2019 at Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization Headquarters in  Loresho under the theme: “Transforming potato value chain through innovation and partnerships for food and nutrition security, employment and accelerated economic […]

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