• POTATO SCIENCE – WHY SOME POTATO FRIES BROWN AND OTHERS DON’T

    If you’ve ever made any potato dish you might have had both great successes and failures with the exact same recipe. In some cases the fries just turn out perfect, in other cases they brown way too quick and burn. Chances are that your recipe is perfectly fine, but that you’re using a different type […]

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  • MUKIMO RECIPE

    MUKIMO RECIPE Mukimo is a meal whose origin is Central Kenya (Agikuyu community) but it’s being served in hotels across the country. If you have been wondering how to prepare this meal at home, here is a simple recipe to guide you through.  Ingredients 1 kg Irish potatoes(select fresh for better taste) 2 handfuls of […]

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  • Liquid Telecom has partnered with Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity through precision farming.

      In a statement, Liquid Telecom says it has deployed a complete precision agriculture Internet of Things (IoT) network system to improve farm productivity at Twiga’s Takuwa farm. The system includes four different types of agriculture sensors: a comprehensive weather station, soil moisture, and temperature probes, borehole water meters, and sensors for measuring irrigation water […]

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  • IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AVAILABILITY AND PRICES OF FARM INPUTS AND SERVICES

    NPCK in collaboration with other partners is monitoring availability and prices of potato farm inputs and services during this crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic. The goal is to identify any unusual serge of prices or shortage of inputs and services that may affect production and marketing of potatoes. Any anomalies identified are reported to […]

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  • EFFORTS TO INCREASE SEED POTATO AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT’S E-VOUCHER SYSTEM

      Seed Potato on display: discussions on subsidization of certified seed potato through the government’s e-voucher initiative is on-going. One of the major challenges facing majority of farmers in the country is the fact that the cost of quality inputs required to achieve a good harvest is beyond their financial reach and thus they have […]

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  • FORMATION OF FOOD SECURITY WAR ROOM TO SUPPORT KENYA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

    Hon. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture: The Government constituted a COVID-19 County Coordination and Food Security Committee comprised of the key sector Ministries and Council of Governors under his Chairmanship. FORMATION OF FOOD SECURITY WAR ROOM TO SUPPORT KENYA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and some of the subsequent […]

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  • COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTS WORLD PRODUCTION AND TRADE OF POTATOES AND OTHER CROPS CREATING A FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE

      Mr. Romain Cools President and CEO of World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war. Amongst many other economic sectors, the frozen potato products value chain has been confronted with a true drama. The global lockdown closing […]

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  • POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE

    POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE Potato is the second most important food and cash crop in Kenya after maize. However, its yields per acre in Kenya compared to other progressive African countries like Egypt and South Africa are quite low. Some of the reasons behind the lower yields are; inappropriate use of inputs, use of poor […]

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  • NPCK ISSUES A DIGITAL COPY OF THE 2019 POTATO MAGAZINE

    Due to the current covid-19 situation, NPCK is distributing the digital copy of the 2019 Potato Magazine. Please Click on the link below to access the digital copy: Click here As soon as the situation allows, we shall proceed to avail the hard copy as is our tradition. Kindly bear with us. For now, stay […]

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  • WITHDRAWAL OF WANFA TECHNOLOGIES LTD SEED PRODUCTION LICENSE

    When it comes to certified seed potato, there are very clear guidelines from KEPHIS on how to produce and market them and this is anchored on the law. Seed potato out-growers are supposed to follow guidelines provided by the sponsoring seed merchant as per the regulations.  This is mainly to ensure that when farmers buy […]

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