• OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEED MULTIPLIERS

    To enhance availability of preferred seed potato varieties in the country, the Kenya–Netherlands Seed Potato Development Project is looking for seed potato multipliers who are interested in partnering with Dutch companies to multiply their varieties.  For more information contact Emily Osena through email osenaemily@gmail.com  or phone 0726812883.

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  • APICAL ROOTED CUTTINGS OF POTATOES REVOLUTIONIZED

    How Generation 1 seed Potatoes are Produced The National Potato Council of Kenya working with partners is supporting the youth to enter into seed potato business. This is through provided forums for linkages and networking with relevant institutions and stakeholders as detailed in the article presented in the newsletter of World Potato Congress dated December […]

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  • NYERI COUNTY VALIDATES THE DRAFT COUNTY POTATO STRATEGY

    Participants during the stakeholders’ validation meeting at ATC Wambugu farm, Nyeri County The department of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives from the County Government of Nyeri together with NPCK convened a stakeholders’ validation forum for the draft Nyeri County Potato Strategy on 14th October 2020 in Nyeri County. Other participants in the validation forum included […]

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  • DEVELPOMENT OF A NEW NATIONAL POTATO STRATEGY BEGINS

    Participants during a virtual meeting on the first meeting on development of an updated National Potato Strategy The National Potato Strategy (2016-2020) was launched in 2016 and has been in implementation since then under the coordination of NPCK. So far, the strategy has helped coordinate actors’ activities thereby reducing duplication of initiatives, increasing production, and […]

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  • AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION SERVICES IN NANDI

    The County government of Nandi, Department of Agriculture and Cooperative through the Agricultural Mechanization Services (AMS) office is providing tractors and farm implement such as disc plough, harrow, ridger, potato planter and harvester for leasing to potato farmers at the County. Promoting mechanization is key towards addressing the postharvest losses in the potato value chain. […]

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  • FARMERS BENEFIT FROM CROP INSURANCE COMPENSATION

    Farmers who suffered losses last year but had insured their crop under a government supported insurance scheme will receive their compensation totalling Sh. 117.4 million. The 25,228 farmers who lodged the claims were among the 409,000 in 27 Counties who insured their crops during the long rainy season in 2019 at a total risk value […]

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  • BIG BLOW TO MECHANIZATION AS TAX LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2020 IMPOSE VAT ON FARM INPUTS

    Agriculture remains a high priority on the Government’s Big 4 Agenda, the blueprint driving Kenya’s development agenda in the period 2018-2022, which places achieving food and nutritional security as one of its core elements. The agriculture sector is also a major source of employment, an earner of foreign exchange, a constant supplier of food security […]

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  • PREPARATIONS FOR VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM LAUNCH IN TOP GEAR

    The process of upgrading the new Viazi Soko Digital Platform is at its final stages and once launched the platform will be able to solve a number of challenges faced by farmers and others stakeholders in the potato subsector. Among the upgrades include; providing an efficient way of accessing quality farm inputs and services such […]

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  • PREPARATIONS FOR VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM LAUNCH IN TOP GEAR

    The process of upgrading the new Viazi Soko Digital Platform is at its final stages and once launched the platform will be able to solve a number of challenges faced by farmers and others stakeholders in the potato subsector. Among the upgrades include; providing an efficient way of accessing quality farm inputs and services such […]

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  • PARTNERS TEAM UP FOR OCTOBER-DECEMBER POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATION

    Different Partners setting up their demonstration plots in Nyandarua County, Olkalau subcounty. After the success achieved during the March-August county potato demonstrations, NPCK together with thirteen partners have teamed up again to enhance capacity building of farmers by conducting another phase of field demonstrations in six counties namely: Nyandarua, Meru, Nakuru, Narok, Bomet and Elgeyo […]

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