• JOINT WORKSHOP ON THE DRAFT WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM REGULATIONS, 2019

    The Potato Council participated in a  joint stakeholders’ consultative workshop on the draft capital markets regulations, 2019 and the draft Warehouse Receipt System Regulations, 2019 that was held on 18th September 2019 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Detailed presentation of the two drafts was done . Stakeholders were then invited to give their inputs […]

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  • NEW KEBS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS INDUCTION

    The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a government agency mandated with the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services. In its role of standard provision KEBS has constituted various Technical Committees so as to tap into the private sector expertise in developing standards. Recently, KEBS organized training in Nairobi for new technical […]

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  • V4CP Contribution in Addressing Post-Harvest losses in the Potato Value Chain through Policy Advocacy and lobbying for Public Private Partnerships

    Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) program running from 2016-2020, led by the Netherlands Development organization (SNV) is a multi-country and multi-sector project (funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands) focusing on evidence-based advocacy to provide an enabling environment for business and improved service delivery to communities covering four themes Food Nutrition and Security […]

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  • POTATO TEAM MAKES IT AGAIN IN THE 2019 STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON!

    The Standard Chartered Marathon is an annual event that aims at raising funds for various community initiatives. The 2019 Standard Chartered Marathon aimed at among other things,  tackling inequality and increasing economic inclusion of young people across markets, helping the next generation learn, earn and grow under the theme “future makers”. As tradition, NPCK and […]

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  • POTATO PEELS

    Potato is used both at household for direct consumption and at industrial level in food processing for value addition. At both the two levels of potato consumption, the potato peels generated are considered as a waste and therefore disposed of which is contrary to the recent research studies that suggests that potato peel is an […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Dinner Home Fries. Ingredients: 7 large potatoes One large onion 1/2 teaspoon freshly Ground black pepper Cooking oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary   Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Place them in a pot […]

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  • IMPLEMENTATION OF POTATO REGULATIONS IN NYANDARUA COUNTY

      IMPLEMENTATION OF POTATO REGULATIONS IN NYANDARUA COUNTY   Nyandarua County, one of the biggest producer of potatoes in the country, continues to engage key players with a view of improving potato subsector in the county. On 7th August 2019, the county organized for a planning meeting to discuss how the implementation of potato regulations […]

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  • NEW POLICY GUIDELINES ON IMPORTS INSPECTION

    NEW POLICY GUIDELINES ON IMPORTS INSPECTION     The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) organized a workshop on   16th July 2019in Nairobi to create awareness on a new government policy that requires all imports including agricultural produce to undergo a pre-export inspection at country of origin. All imports are now expected to have a Pre-Export […]

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  • POTATO CURING TO REDUCE POST HARVEST LOSSES

    POTATO CURING TO REDUCE POST HARVEST LOSSES Most farmers contribute to post harvest losses unknowingly by use of sharp objects during harvesting hence causing cuts on the tubers. These cuts comprise of injuries to the tissues and because the tubers are already detached from the mother plant, the ability to heal is greatly reduced. The […]

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  • MOLO FARMERS TRAINED ON POTATO POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT

    MOLO FARMERS TRAINED ON POTATO POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT On 29th August 2019, Egerton University organized for a Potato Post Harvest Management training at Baraka Agricultural College in Molo. The farmers were trained on a range of topics such as potato harvesting, sorting, storage, grading and packaging. The training was conducted by Dr. David Picha, a […]

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