• Formation of a potato professional body

    NPCK and partners are in the process of forming a professional body for the potato subsector called Kenya Potato Professionals Association (KPPA) which will be made up of members who have skills, knowledge, experience and expertise in one of or more of the potato specialty areas which include: Breeding, Certification, Extension, Production & Management, Plant […]

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  • Ware potato market prices in major towns in the month of April.

    NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 6 major towns; Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Meru, Eldoret, and Nyeri on its website twice a week; Tuesday and Thursday. 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 […]

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  • Potato protein market set to grow

    Plant-based proteins can be isolated or concentrated to be added to different food and feed products. Dietary shift to more plant-based foods can be considered to be a key lever to reduce environmental impacts and achieve sustainable development goals. The development of plant-based proteins in most of developed nations represents new growth opportunities for key […]

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  • Reducing incidences of potato soft rots.

    Soft rots are a range of warm weather bacterial diseases, usually Erwinia carotovora subsp. Atroseptica, that enter the tubers through mechanical damage and rots the tubers in storage. Therefore, correct balanced nutrition of the crop prior to harvest, particularly calcium and boron nutrition can have positive effects against soft rots. Calcium helps strengthening the tuber cell […]

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  • Potato goodness

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato Lollipops. This is quick light and delicious snacks for your family. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 1 table spoonful of salt Chopped onions Chopped chillies or Black Pepper Grounded coriander seeds (roasted and crushed) 2 fresh lemon fruits Ginger and garlic 1 cup […]

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  • NPCK AND PARTNERS SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCT FARMER DEMO TRAININGS

    UPL representative training farmers on crop protection in Nakuru County, Molo NPCK and partners conducted demonstration and farmer trainings on 1st to 9th February 2021 in six major potato producing counties with the goal of showcasing different technologies/ innovations and GAPs for potato production. The partners involved included Agrico EA, Cropnuts, Baraka, Amiran, Fanisi, Omnia, […]

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  • POTATO CYST NEMATODE WORKSHOP

    Patches of poor growth in a potato field: Other symptoms include stunting of plants, early senescence (premature aging) of plants due to damage on roots leading to Yellowing (chlorosis) and wilting, particularly under moisture stress. Nematodes are very small, slender, eel-shaped, worm-like organisms. The Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) are among the many types of nematodes. […]

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  •  DEVELPOMENT OF THE NEW NATIONAL POTATO STRATEGY IS ALMOST COMPLETE

    Participants during the virtual stakeholders’ validation forum for the Draft National Potato Strategy (2021-2025) The process of developing an updated National Potato Strategy (2021-2025) has been on-going under the coordination of NPCK. In December last year, stakeholders converged virtually to validate, comment and enrich the draft developed by the technical team. Participants in the forum […]

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  • NPCK 2020 TEAM BUILDING

    The NPCK held its end year team building event in December last year. The team spent the better part of the day climbing Mt. Longonot and thereafter held other team building activities. The goal of the day was to have employees bond in a relaxed atmosphere, break office monotony and strengthen team work within the Council. […]

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  • AWARENESS CREATION AND PRETESTING OF THE UPGRADED VIAZI SOKO PLATFORM WITH FARMERS

    Left: Farmers from Kiambogo Kianjogu Coop posing for a photo. Right: phone screen of a farmer registered successfully using the USSD short code The process of upgrading Viazi Soko Digital Platform is now complete. The platform is able to help solve a number of challenges facing potato farmers and others stakeholders in the subsector. Among […]

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