• POTATO GOODNESS CORNER

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato smoothie. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 2 cups of milk 2 table spoons of cocoa powder 1 table spoon smooth peanut butter (Optional) 2 table spoonsful of honey or any other sweetener.   Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small sizes. […]

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  • THE SECOND SPEAKER’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSES AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

    The National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) participated in the second Speaker’s Roundtable meeting with the 12th Parliament from 17th to 19th October 2019 in Mombasa. The Speaker’s Roundtable meetings enables the private sector to conduct structured engagement with both Houses of Parliament (the National Assembly and the Senate). Building on the success of the previous Speakers’ Roundtable […]

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  • NAROK COUNTY LAUNCHES THE 2019 POTATO REGULATIONS

    The county government of Narok continues to engage all potato stakeholders with an aim of developing the potato industry in the county. On 9th September 2019, the county convened a meeting in Enkare area, Narok East Ward. The purpose of the meeting was to officially launch the Crops Irish (Potato Regulations) 2019 and set the […]

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  • IMPORTED SEED POTATO TO BE AFFECTED BY NEW GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE

    Recently Kenya Bureau of Standards had started implementing a government circular on Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). The circular directs imports including potatoes to have a PVoC certificate from country of origin. It also directs reduction of government agents at points of entry and KEBS to be the lead clearing agent at ports of entry. […]

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  • POTATO SEED TRADE MEETING

    Availability, access and affordability of quality certified seed potato remains a major problem in the potato subsector. It is in this regard that the KEPHIS convened a meeting on 8th October 2019 to discuss new technologies such as apical cuttings, tissue culture and aeroponics. Organizations present included Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), […]

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  • NYERI COUNTY LAUNCHES THE 2019 POTATO REGULATIONS

    The County Government of Nyeri has joined other counties in launching the Crops Act (Potato Regulation) 2019 in a meeting organized in the county on 15th October 2019. Among the attendees were county enforcement unit, ministry of trade, department of agriculture, Agricultural Council of Kenya (AgCK), Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), Agricultural Sector Development Support […]

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  • THE AGRICULTURE STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

    NPCK participated in an agriculture stakeholders’ workshop that took place on 26th September 2019 in Nairobi. The workshop was as a result of the need by Agriculture Stakeholders to create an umbrella body for the entire agricultural sector in Kenya in order to have a more unified and stronger voice. The umbrella body is called […]

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  • JOINT WORKSHOP ON THE DRAFT WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM REGULATIONS, 2019

    The Potato Council participated in a  joint stakeholders’ consultative workshop on the draft capital markets regulations, 2019 and the draft Warehouse Receipt System Regulations, 2019 that was held on 18th September 2019 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Detailed presentation of the two drafts was done . Stakeholders were then invited to give their inputs […]

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  • NEW KEBS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS INDUCTION

    The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a government agency mandated with the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services. In its role of standard provision KEBS has constituted various Technical Committees so as to tap into the private sector expertise in developing standards. Recently, KEBS organized training in Nairobi for new technical […]

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  • V4CP Contribution in Addressing Post-Harvest losses in the Potato Value Chain through Policy Advocacy and lobbying for Public Private Partnerships

    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 covering four themes Food Nutrition and Security […]

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