• Train the Trainers (ToTs) Extension Model by Freshcrop Ltd

    The ToTs’ having a photo On the 20th of February 2023, FreshCrop Limited invited their ToTs to attend an annual conference in Nakuru, Kenya. The forum gathered feedback on success stories, challenges, and farmer rates of adoption/barriers to adoption. The two main reasons for the event were: to celebrate our top performing ToTs through our […]

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  • The Principal Secretary for Crop Development Kello Harsama has called on farmers to pick up the subsidised fertilizer offered by the government through his ministry.

    Harsama, on Thursday, February 9, observed that there was a slow uptake of the agricultural product provided by the government countrywide. Kello noted that out of the 4.3 million registered farmers, only 1,431 had accessed the subsidised input from the government. “Because of the little information, some farmers may not be aware that fertilizers have […]

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  • TRENDING ISSUES ON POTATO KENYA WALL

    What is the origin of Shangi Variety? By Dr. Moses Nyongesa Kalro Tigoni By Mr. Wachira Kaguongo NPCK  

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  • POTATO FARM DEMONSTRATIONS AT COUNTIES

    Demo plots preparation and Potato field at flowering stage in Meru and Nakuru counties, respectively. Potato farm demonstrations are one of the most effective platforms used to enlighten small scale farmers on the new and existing technologies and innovations in potato production in Kenya. The National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK), a Public Private Partnership […]

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  • CAPACITY BUILDING OF MERU POTATO UNION

    Meru potato union committee members who participated in the training Through the “RECLAIM SUSTAINABILITY!” (RS!) Food Products Project, NPCK, in collaboration with Solidaridad and the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), conducted a capacity-building workshop for the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Meru County. The CSO, which is made up of various cooperatives under Meru […]

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  • FINGERLING “OZETTE” POTATO VARIETY GROWN BY INDIGENOUS FARMERS

      Jacob Beaton reaped a bounty of Ozette potatoes from his Tea Creek Farm in Kitwanga in northwest B.C. -but they aren’t the kind of potatoes you’d find at the supermarket. He says they are one of the oldest kinds of potatoes that Indigenous people grew in the coastal areas currently known as British Columbia, as Winston Szeto reports for CBC […]

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  • MICROBIOME PROJECT: TOOLS TO OPTIMIZE POTATO MIOCROBIOME COULD REDUCE THE USE OF AGROCHEMICALS

    According to a news release issued by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, a project aimed at developing new tools to predict and optimize potato plant growth by mapping the micro-organisms living on potato tubers has been awarded 940.000 Euro in funding. The project, led by biologist Roeland Berendsen, will be a collaboration between Utrecht University and the […]

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  • TISSUE CULTURE TECH BOOSTS KENYA’S POTATO YIELDS

    A community project that provides farmers with healthy potato seeds, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says. As Maina Waruru reports for SciDev.net, Kenya’s average potato yield per hectare is around 10 tons but has the potential to triple but only with the use of disease-free seed, according to Anthony Kibe, principal […]

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  • FUNERAL POTATOES!!

    (Also called Cheesy Hashbrowns) When you bake hash browns combined with creamy chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese and then top them with some crunchy cornflakes, what you’ve got is Funeral Potatoes! It’s a delicious cheesy potato casserole that is super easy to make and sure to become your new favorite go to party pleaser! Ingredients […]

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  • RAW POTATO RISKS

    Solanine (Greening of the potato tubers) Solanine is a poisonous compound that acts as a potato plant’s defense system — it’s also found in certain nightshade species, including tomatoes, tobacco, and eggplant. It forms in potatoes that have been exposed to sunlight, excessive heat, or an extreme temperature shift, meaning that green or sprouted potatoes can contain […]

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