An articles from the Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture Newsletter outlining potato cultivating initiatives across the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is working hard to increase potato production using improved and globally standardized potato varieties.
In Eritrea, two local varieties of potato, known as karneshm and shashemene, have been cultivated for many years. Over time, productivity of these varieties has declined, while their maturity period was long, ranging from 5 to 6 months. As well, they were susceptible to diseases and pests.