National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP

Ms. Charity Maina of NPCK during the official launch of the NARIGP potato VC Stakeholders Platform in Nandi. The Stakeholder Platform will identify and address issues of common concerns in the potato value chain in the county.

The National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Project (NARIGP) is a Government of Kenya and World Bank/ International Development Association (IDA) funded project. The project covers the following 21 counties: Samburu, Turkana, Makueni, Meru, Kitui, Embu, Kilifi, Kwale, Narok, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Muranga, Nakuru, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori and Homa Bay. NARIGP is supporting these counties to increase agricultural productivity and profitability of rural communities for the identified priority value chains (VC). The project has four component intervention areas: 1) Support community driven development 2) Strengthening producer organizations and VC development 3) Supporting County Community-Led development and 4) Project coordination and management; M&E and ICT. Through NARIGP five counties: Nandi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Meru and Narok have been funded to support the Potato VC.


The NARIGP potato VC Stakeholders Platform in Nandi was officially launched on 20th June 2019 by Dr. Bernard Kiplimo, Nandi CECM of Agriculture and Cooperative development. He indicated the County is committed to support implementation of the project and further mentioned the County recently purchased certified seed potato worth KSH 1.5 M for Nandi Potato Growers Cooperative. The launch had participation of NARIGP National Agribusiness Coordinator of component 2, NPCK, AFA, input and service providers, County and farmer representatives among others. The NPCK is one of the organizations appointed in the county potato stakeholder platform committee which will advise and guide the county in developing an investment plan for potato VC. The potato VC issues are complex and require a multi-disciplinary team approaches. The Stakeholder Platform will identify and address issues of common concerns more effectively, diagnose problems and identify opportunities and solutions to the challenges. Stakeholders learn through interaction and networking and may implement activities as a platform, or coordinate activities by individual members hence lead to a harmonized and coordinated activities.

Written by: Charity Maina, Research & Development Dept. NPCK


  1. Shadrack says: doing a worderful job,kindly we need you in narok

    • npckwebsite says:

      kindly get in touch using the contacts provided on the website so that we can have more discussions on the same

  2. Benedicta nyambura maina says:

    The investment is good..
    And I believe it will help the society to grow

  3. Kipchumba Cheruiyot says:

    This is awesome job you are doing, this would help, to solve farmers problem on marketing and Food security. Thank you

  4. John Kipngetich Rotich says:

    What time exactly is potatoes planted?

    • npckwebsite says:

      Kindly get in touch with us 0n 0712 338 633 for technical advice

  5. John Kipngetich Rotich says:

    Continue supporting our Group.

  6. Weldon Korir says:

    I am a resident of Kuresoi and we mainly grow potatoes. If we get training on who produce more yields and value addition, we will appreciate

    • npckwebsite says:

      Kindly get in touch with us 0n 0712 338 633

  7. Daniel gichira says:

    commendable work guys am in interested

  8. Silas wafula from kitale chepchoina.good job,how can i join you? says:

    Very good job

  9. Lngt robert says:

    Your potato seeds are awesome,it has me alot,thanks

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