Boosting potato production in Eritrea

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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 …

Looking backward to find a path forward for the sustainable flow of suitable potato varieties to Eritrean potato farmers

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A paper from the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability examining the history of potato variety introductions to identify weaknesses, a path forward and enable the sustainable flow of suitable potato varieties to potato farmers in Eritrea. The lack of a sustainable flow of suitable potato varieties is a major contributing factor to low productivity and production of potato in Eritrea. …

Community based potato research brings commendable change in farmers

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An article from the Eritrean Ministry of Information detailing an Eritrean potato project and it’s results since 2015. The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of the Ministry is promoting potato production through farmers-based research. The project, which was launched in 2015 includes potato seed provision, multiplication, and, capacity development of farmers and experts on potato seed management to boost the …