• A SIMPLE, HAND-HELD DECISION SUPPORT DESIGNED TOOL TO HELP RESOURCE-POOR FARMERS IMPROVE POTATO LATE BLIGHT MANAGEMENT

    Farmers at ATC Njabini being trained on a simple hand-held decision support tool.  The International Potato Center held a farmer’s field day at ATC Njabini Nyandarua county to introduce to and train farmers on the use of a simple handheld decision support tool that integrates improved potato varieties to control late blight disease. The tool’s […]

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  • FARMERS WELCOME NEW SEED POTATO PRODUCING TECHNOLOGY

    A new seed potato production technology known as apical rooted cuttings was recently introduced in the country, promising to provide a viable alternative to mini-tubers and accelerate high-quality seed production for farmers. Cuttings are similar to nursery-grown seedlings since they are produced from tissue culture plantlets in a screen house and then the plantlets are […]

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  • POTATO CHIPS, AS WE KNOW THEM, WERE INVENTED BY MISTAKE

    http:Homemade Potato Chips Recipe – Food Republic Next time you are thrusting fistfuls of crisps in your mouth, keep in mind that if it wasn’t for the passive-aggressive move by Chef George Crum in 1853, potato chips may never have been invented. As the story goes, Crum was head of the kitchen at Cary Moon’s […]

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  • FARMERS TRAINING IN A DEMO FARM IN NAITUYUPAKI, NAROK COUNTY

    Farmer training in Naituyupaki farm, Narok County. NPCK has continued to support and promote the potato industry in Kenya through partnerships with various actors and players in the subsector. One of the ways this goal is achieved is through conducting farm demonstrations at county levels aimed at showcasing various innovations and technologies which include high-yielding […]

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  • KEVIAN POTATO PROJECT

    Kevian Kenya Group has established a tissue culture lab at our Hanna Roses farm in Muranga County off Gatanga road. We source our certified Invitros from KEPHIS Muguga and carry out multiplication at our Tissue Culture lab located at Hanna Roses (part of Kevian Group). We acclimatize the plantlets in our screen house for a […]

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  • TRAINING ON SORTING AND GRADING OF POTATOES AT TILOA, KURESOI NORH

    Takicham Tiloa CBO being trained on Good Agricultural Practices NPCK and Hand in Hand has been conductiong farmer trainings and Takicham Tiloa CBO from Nakuru was one of the beneficiaries. The CBO got the privilege to be trained on  Good Agricultural Practices starting from site selection to harvesting. Farmers were also shown how to sort […]

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  • STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION MEETING ON THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION NOTIFICATIONS

    Participants at the workshop both from the public and private sector A stakeholder consultation meeting organized by Agrochemicals Association of Kenya in collaboration with the State Department for Trade and enterprise development (SDT & ED) was held at Eka hotel, Nairobi. The meeting agenda included the discussion on shortlisting of Mancozeb, Chlorothalonil among many other […]

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  • WORKSHOP ON HYBRID TRUE POTATO SEEDS

    Workshop participants at the field analyzing the yield level of the hybrid true potato seed Solynta Ltd and key stakeholders held a workshop on True Potato Seeds in September 2022. Despite potato occupying a prime position in terms of contribution to food security, poverty eradication, and economic development in Kenya, it faces a huge challenge […]

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  • IRISH POTATO CANDY

    Ingredients 4 ounces cream cheese, softened ¼ cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ cups flaked coconut 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon PROCEDURE Step One Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Mix in flaked coconut. Step Two […]

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  • CAPACITY BUILDING LEADERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN COUNTY POLICY MAKING AND GOVERNANCE

    Participants at the workshop from different commodities Associations Kenya National Farmers Federation, KENAFF, held a workshop in September 2022 with various commodity associations. The main objective of the workshop was to impart knowledge and enhance the capacity for the commodity representatives for effective participation in governance and policy-making at individual county levels. During this event […]

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