• POTATO SORTING, GRADING AND PACKAGING

    Potatoes is among the most consumed staple food crops, being a major source of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential amino acids (Andre et al., 2007). Potato is a valuable crop for food security and income generation especially in subtropical climates. Potato production in East and Southern Africa is dominated by smallholder farmers. The […]

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  • FARMERS AND BUYERS ACROSS COUNTIES SENSITIZED ON POTATO POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

    The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019 were developed and gazetted to help in providing quality assurance and creating standards in the entire potato value chain. Sensitization, implementation and enforcements have been ongoing at the county and national levels by different players within the value chain. In the month of August, the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme […]

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  • POTATO MANAGEMENT ROUTINE

    Crop management refers to the agricultural practices used to improve the growth, development, and yield of crops during their growth. To obtain maximum yields, a potato farmer has to follow the management routine accordingly. Good potato management routine, involves; proper land preparation, weeding, earthing up, pests and diseases control, froze management and fertilization. Good potato […]

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  • BUNGOMA COUNTY HOSTS A POTATO MARKETING FORUM

    The direct market linkage between farmers and market outlets is widely viewed as part of the solution to solving challenges faced by farmers in marketing potatoes. Recently, NPCK in collaboration with CIP and Bungoma County government organized for the County’s Potato Marketing Forum which was held on 11th August 2021 at Sawan Hotel, Bungoma. Participants […]

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  • AWARENESS CREATION OF THE VIAZI SOKO PLATFORM GOES TO BUNGOMA COUNTY

    NPCK in collaboration with CIP has trained farmer representatives and Ward Extension Officers (WAOs) in Bungoma County on Viazi Soko digital platform. The trained farmers and WAOs are expected to train and register other farmers to enable them benefit from the services offered through the platform. The platform provides an efficient way for sourcing and […]

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  • FOUR FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN STORING POTATOES

    Given the uncertainty and unpredictability of rainy season, there may be instances where growers have to delay their potato planting, which raises the critical question of proper storage conditions. If not stored correctly, there could be a rapid decline of seed potato quality, which can jeopardize the performance and productivity of the future crop. Below […]

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  • GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE POTATO SECTOR

    In the next two decades, the world population is estimated to grow on average by more than a hundred million people per year. More than 95 percent of that increase will occur in the developing countries, where the pressures on earth, water and other natural resources is already intense. The potato is the most important […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Special Potato Breakfast. This is a quick and delicious snack for your family. Ingredients: 1 Kg Potatoes 1 table spoonful of salt Black Pepper Chopped Coriander Leaves Ginger and Garlic 100gm Mozzarella Cheese 3 Eggs 80gms of bread crumps Oil Directions: Peel the […]

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  • CLASSIC POTATO PANCAKES RECIPE

    Ingredients 1 medium onion, peeled 4 large potatoes peeled 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 tablespoons unsalted butter Apple sauce and/or sour cream, for serving Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°F. Place 2 nonstick baking sheets in oven. Step 2 Using box grater or food processor fitted with grating […]

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  • PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES

    Ingredients 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon paprika 4 medium baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each) Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Mix first 5 ingredients. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges; place in a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. pan. Spritz with […]

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