• WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

    NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 5 major towns on its website twice a week.  This information is useful to potato stakeholders particularly farmers and market outlets in their selling and buying decisions respectively. Below is a summary of the market prices in the month of March of 2020.            MONTH […]

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  • POTATO PEELS

    Don’t throw away potato peels; they have more benefits than the vegetable itself! Before disposing your potato peels into the garbage, have you ever stopped to think whether there may be benefits of this “trash”? Well, there are immense uses of the peels that remain largely unknown to us. The following are some of the […]

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  • STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SEED POTATO

    For proper seed potato storage, temperature and humidity are two critical environmental factors to be considered. The temperature in the store depends on initial temperature of the tubers at the time they are placed in store and duration of storage. Before storage the tubers have to be cured at ambient temperature. Air movement (ventilation) is […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Lyonnais Potatoes. Ingredients: 8 large potatoes 4 large onions 2 spoonful of margarine/butter Half table spoon of salt Directions: Wash and slice your potatoes. Clean and place them in a suitable pot. Add water and salt to the potato slices. Boil until they […]

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  • KEPSA CONVENES AGRICULTURAL STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

    The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) convened an agricultural meeting on 4th December 2019 in Nairobi. The meeting was aimed at forming an agricultural umbrella body in the country and also to discuss key issues in agriculture sector and propose solutions and action areas that will revolutionize the sector. In attendance were players along the […]

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  • 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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