The table below summarizes activities carried out by our partners in the Potato industry. Using the search button you can filter the result by County, lead organization, funding partner, period of the project or value chain focus.

LEAD ORGANIZATIONPROJECT NAMEVALUE CHAIN FOCUSPROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVESRESULTS AND NEWSDURATIONCOUNTIESFUNDING PARTNERSPARTNERSWEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTRE (CIP)RTB Scaling Fund: potato varieties and apical cuttingsSeed, Marketing, Processing, Research & DevelopmentAccelerate access to quality seed of robust, market-oriented potato varieties by farmers in Kenya and Uganda with the goal to propel the technology package into a fully uncontrolled scaling environment.


Project just started and preparation o multiply seed of new varieties for dissemination while transforming five seed businesses to produce certified seed, three as seed merchants and two as outgrowers. 2019-2021Meru,
Kiambu, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet
Nandi


RTB of the CGIARCIP, FIPS-AFRICA, County Governments of Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet
Nandi
Uasin Gishu, private sector, NPCK

Video:
New technology bridging the seed potato gap in Kenya
Documents
Apical rooted cuttings - Technology brief

Apical rooted cuttings - how to plant

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT GMBH (GIZ)Nutrition-sensitive Potato Partnership Project (NuSePPP)ProductionTo support smallholder farmers in order to increase their potato yields and contribute to the improvement of the nutritional situation of malnourished people in Nyandarua and Bungoma 39 Agricultural Officers trained through ToT-Training
1,855 farmers trained through Farmer Field and Business schools
Development of national potato strategy and county potato strategy Nyandarua supported
700 Community Health Volunteers trained on Nutrition aspects
12 innovation sites for improved potato cultivation methods established
2016-2021Nyandarua
Bungoma
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ GIZ
CIP
NPCK
KALRO
County Department Agriculture and Health of Nyandarua and Bungoma
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IFDCToward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in EntrepreneurshipMarketing To deepen and scale over 50 public-private partnerships in 9 focus countries in Africa, which together will offer significant and durable opportunity to at least 500,000 smallholder farmers (of which 40% will be women)
To improve their livelihoods and to at least 2,500 SMEs (of which 40% will be female-headed)
To improve sales and provide jobs, while sustainably supplying food to regional, national and local markets, of which 40% will be BoP consumers.
There are annual publications as well as biannual updates on activities.2012-2017 Meru
Nyeri
Nyandarua
Kiambu
Laikipia
Nakuru

The Dutch Government (DGIS)IFDC,BoP,ICRALearn more
SNVKenya Market-led Horticulture Programme -HortIMPACTMarketing Inclusion of SME farmers in domestic and export markets
Improve food safety
Reduction of food losses
Training farmers on best practice on potato production including promotin
Dutch seed potato varieties
Linking farmers to markets
Feasibility study on commercial potato storage
Promoting mechanization of potato production
Product and market study to inform potato storage study complete.
Location and technology study for commercial potato storage to be completed in November.
2015-2019 Meru
Nyandarua
Laikipia
Nakuru
Narok
Meru
Embassy of the Kingdom of the NetherlandsLearn more
TECHNOSERVEKenya Potato Sub-sector Transformation InitiativeMarketing, Extension, Production Increased potato productivity for farmers
Strengthened and expanded potato output markets for farmers
2017-2019Bungoma CountyAGRANPCKLearn more
KENYA/NETHERLANDS SEED POTATO DEVELOPMENT PROJECTSeed, Production, MarketingInvestment in the capacity of KEPHIS in potato pests and diseases diagnostics, management of seed potato import, field inspection and certification;
Testing and registration of new Dutch potato varieties for ware and processing purposes (over and above the current 37 registered ones);
Linking Dutch and Kenyan seed potato-related business interests through trade missions, business match-making, and information sharing;
Capacity building of (potential) medium to large-scale seed growers to enhance seed multiplication and related agri-business skills;
Capacity building of county agriculture staff and other stakeholders on creating a conducive environment for seed production in Kenya;
Research and demonstrations on performance of Dutch varieties in different climatic zones, agronomic practices, mechanisation and disease control; and
Contributing to seed potato information dissemination, stakeholder engagement and sector coordination.