• KENYA’S BID TO HOST THE 2025 WORLD POTATO CONGRESS

    Participants during the recent World Potato Congress (WPC) in Cusco, Peru. NPCK and partners are bidding for a similar event to be held in Kenya in 2025 Kenya’s key potato stakeholders are gearing to bid for hosting of the 2025 World Potato Congress (WPC) in the country. The congress is a networking platform which creates […]

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

    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 July 2020. MONTH OF […]

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  • RETAIL STORE LIGHT CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO POTATO GREENING

    Light conditions in retail stores may contribute to potato greening, says a team of researchers at the University of Tasmania, in their recently published study on this subject. The research team says they aimed to develop a “potato tuber greening risk rating model” for retail stores based on light quality and intensity parameters. This was […]

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  • S.A. RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY IDEAL PLANT SPECIES FOR POTATO CROP ROTATION

    An infected potato. A study by researchers in the Potato Pathology Program at the University of Pretoria’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute identified oat (Avena strigosa) and soybean (Glycine max) as “ideal to be included as trap crops in rotations with potatoes”. This is a first study in South Africa on alternative weed and cultivated […]

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  • NTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER DEPOSITS 60K SEEDS IN GLOBAL VAULT

    The International Potato Center (CIP) recently joined 34 other organizations across the globe in depositing more than 60,000 seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a biodiversity bunker in a mountainside of an Arctic island in Norway. That mass deposit of seeds of an array of crops helped raise the number of samples stored in […]

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  • FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TUBER NUMBERS IN A POTATO PLANT

    The numbers of tubers produced by each plant is influenced by agronomy and varietal potential. A large number of tuber seeds per hectare will produce a crop of predominately small tubers, ideal for canning, salad or seed potatoes. A relatively low tuber number provides less competition per unit area and allows the crop’s energies and […]

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  • POTATO SCIENCE – WHY SOME POTATO FRIES BROWN AND OTHERS DON’T

    If you’ve ever made any potato dish you might have had both great successes and failures with the exact same recipe. In some cases the fries just turn out perfect, in other cases they brown way too quick and burn. Chances are that your recipe is perfectly fine, but that you’re using a different type […]

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  • MUKIMO RECIPE

    MUKIMO RECIPE Mukimo is a meal whose origin is Central Kenya (Agikuyu community) but it’s being served in hotels across the country. If you have been wondering how to prepare this meal at home, here is a simple recipe to guide you through.  Ingredients 1 kg Irish potatoes(select fresh for better taste) 2 handfuls of […]

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  • Liquid Telecom has partnered with Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity through precision farming.

      In a statement, Liquid Telecom says it has deployed a complete precision agriculture Internet of Things (IoT) network system to improve farm productivity at Twiga’s Takuwa farm. The system includes four different types of agriculture sensors: a comprehensive weather station, soil moisture, and temperature probes, borehole water meters, and sensors for measuring irrigation water […]

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  • IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AVAILABILITY AND PRICES OF FARM INPUTS AND SERVICES

    NPCK in collaboration with other partners is monitoring availability and prices of potato farm inputs and services during this crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic. The goal is to identify any unusual serge of prices or shortage of inputs and services that may affect production and marketing of potatoes. Any anomalies identified are reported to […]

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