• POTATO STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUBSECTOR

    The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) together with NPCK convened a meeting on 6th December 2019 in Nairobi to brainstorm on the issues affecting the potato industry and come up with possible intervention measures. The issues discussed touched on certified seed potato, production of ware potato, marketing and the 2019 potato regulations. Among […]

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  • CLIMATE RESILIENT POTATO PRODUCTION HANDBOOK STAKEHOLDER VALIDATION WORKSHOP

    NPCK in collaboration with key partners in the Potato subsector under the umbrella of Potato Training Committee successfully developed a Potato Production Handbook in 2019. However, the ongoing drastic climatic changes necessitated the need to review the handbook with a goal of accommodating Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices for Kenyan farmers and agri-entrepreneurs […]

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  • AFRICA CEO FORUM 2020

    The Africa CEO Forum is an annual gathering of decision-makers from the largest African companies as well as international investors, multinational executives, heads of state, ministers, and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent. AGRA in collaboration with  KEPSA hosted a CEO networking event on January 16, 2020 in Nairobi. The theme […]

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  • AGRI-CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ROLL OUT

    Agriculture is key to Kenya’s economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of GDP indirectly through linkages with other sectors.  Although it’s a vital sector in Kenya, farmers still face serious challenges such as limited access to financial services, poor marketing systems, high post-harvest losses and […]

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  • NYS TUMAINI FARMERS FIELD DAY

    The National Government has identified food security as one of the key pillars under the big 4 agenda and the Development Policy for 2017-2020. To achieve this, the Government identified potato among the crops selected to facilitate the delivery of the food security pillar. However, the key challenge in achieving the aforementioned is the limited […]

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  • NYERI COUNTY GOVERNMENT, ASDSP, KCSAP AND NPCK CREATE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSFROMING POTATO SUBSECTOR IN THE COUNTY

    The County Government of Nyeri, Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Programme, (KCSAP), Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP) and NPCK held a meeting on 27th January 2020 at the county agricultural offices to discuss areas of partnerships and collaborations in the potato value chain. Each of the partners highlighted their activities in the county and gaps […]

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  • TRUE POTATO SEED TO BE RECOGNIZED

    Availability and affordability of certified seed potato has been one of the challenges that the potato value chain has faced despite numerous interventions by the subsector players. This is set to change when KEPHIS finally authorize registration and sales of True Potato Seed (TPS). This involves use of botanical seed rather than tubers or cuttings […]

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  • V4CP CONTRIBUTION IN ADDRESSING POST-HARVEST LOSSES IN THE POTATO VALUE CHAIN

    Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) program running from 2016-2020, led by the Netherlands Development organization (SNV) is a multi-country and multi-sector project (funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands) focusing on evidence-based advocacy to provide an enabling environment for business and improved service delivery to communities. The program covers four themes: Food Nutrition […]

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  • NPCK 2019 TEAMBUILDING

    The NPCK held its end year team building event on 20th December 2019. The goal of this day is to have the employees bond in a relaxed atmosphere, break office monotony and strengthen  team work within the council. It is also an opportunity for the team to reflect on the year as well as share […]

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  • IMPORTANCE OF EARTHING UP IN POTATO PRODUCTION

    Earthing up refers to the act of heaping soil around the root zone of the potato plant. It is one of the primary production practices that must be done to increase the potato yield. Earthing up should be done twice, one at two weeks after full emergence and another one be done at sixth week […]

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