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 professor of horticulture at Louisiana state university in U.S.A.
NPCK took the opportunity to sensitize farmers present about Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019 and the Viazi Soko ICT Platform, a web based SMS platform that is used to collect process and disseminate information on seed and ware potato. It is also used to send advisory messages to farmers. The farmers were trained on how to: register on the platform, inquire on seed potato variety availability and ware potato market prices in major towns. They were also trained on how to market their ware potato on the platform.