• INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE USES OF POTATOES

    We are very much aware of processed potato products like Crisps, chips, soup thickeners and others. But did you know that Irish potatoes can be used in making many industrial products apart from those we consume as food? Today we will learn different uses of potato far from the kitchen use. Alcohol Potato Vodka was […]

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  • POTATO VOCABULARIES EXPLAINED

    This month we shall learn about two terms used regularly in potato farming; dormancy and dehaulming Seed dormancy Seed Dormancy is a condition where seeds will not sprout even when the environment conditions are favorable for sprouting. There are two types of dormancy innate and enforced. Innate, also called true or absolute dormancy is caused […]

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  • AGRICO EA & FTMA & PARTNERS INVITE YOU FOR A FIELD DAY

      Agrico EA, CGA / FtMA & partners Potato Demo (Irrigated) Date: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 Time: 10:00am Venue: Alex Macharia’s farm in Ndimu farm village, Elburgon Questions: Alex Ngetich on 254725596282   All are welcome.                     Past field day event

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare potato soup. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 2 Carrots Celery leaves 2 cups of milk 1 cup of flour Salt, pepper Thin bacon   Directions: Slice the bacon into thin pieces. Remove it from the pot and try not eating it as it may […]

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  • EDITORS APOLOGY

    Our attention has been drawn to the use of a wrong picture in November’s newsletter in an article titled The Launch of Potato Multistakeholder Platform in Nigeria and Cameroon. The picture was erroneously used to depict the launch in Nigeria. We deeply regret any inconvenience the use of this picture may have caused and we hereby […]

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  • NPCK C.E.O APPOINTED WORLD POTATO CONGRESS INC.’S (WPC) INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

    NPCK and potato industry in Kenya is delighted to receive the good news of appointment of NPCK’s CEO, Mr. Wachira Kaguongo, as the World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) International Advisor which was done on  12th Dec 2019. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Kaguongo to the WPC family as he brings a wealth of […]

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  • NPCK PARTICIPATES IN THE LAUNCH OF POTATO MULTISTAKEHOLDER PLATFORM IN NIGERIA AND CAMEROON

    A potato multi-stakeholder platform is an organization or a body created to act as an avenue for potato information sharing, to help address challenges and advocate for policy change in the potato value chain. The platform comprises of key players in the value chain both in the private and public sector. During the Global Potato […]

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  • NYANDARUA POTATO FARMERS FIELD DAY

    The Potato Value Chain Capacity Building (PCB) Project which is being implemented by IFDC and other partners in Nyandarua County targets to increase revenue for 3,000 smallholder farmers through training on good agricultural practices, facilitating access to affordable certified potato seed and increasing market knowledge and access. As part of implementation process, IFDC in partnership […]

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  • LATE BLIGHT MANAGEMENT MEETING

    Late blight is a disease that is caused by a pathogen called phytophthora infestans whose primary host is potato but can infect other crops like tomato. This disease can infect potato foliage and tubers at any stage of crop development. Knowing the symptoms and disease cycle of this rapidly destructive disease is necessary to implement […]

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  • THE 2019 EASTERN AND CENTRAL REGION POTATO FAIR

    The Eastern and Central Region Potato Fair was held on 29th November 2019 in Meru County. Over 30 exhibitors displayed their products and services in the areas of Crop protection, Mechanization, Soil nutrition, Seed and Ware potato production, Financing, crop rotation among others. The event had over 1,000 registered participants that included farmers, stakeholders, and […]

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