IFDC – Reclaiming Kenya’s Food Basket

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An article from IFDC explaining how The Potato Value Chain Capacity Building (PCB) project has boosted agricultural productivity in Nyandarua County. For many years, Nyandarua County was known as Kenya’s food basket. Farms were productive, and rains were adequate, resulting in high surplus production. Sufficient land was also available for farmers to plant their crops. However, many different elements have …

The Potato Crop – Its Agricultural, Nutritional and Social Contribution to Humankind

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A textbook covering all aspects of potato history, cultivation, and nutritional value. As the wise and old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child”; it also takes a large number of authors to develop a book like this one. Over sixty to be more pre- cise, coincidentally close to the nearly 50 years of the International Potato …

Potato Storage

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A docuemnt by Frank Ward outlining the reasons behend and methods of storing potatoes. WHY STORE AT ALL? A valid question to ask at this stage is why store. For many of us this question can be answered with “Because I have to!”. Simply there is no market when the potatoes are harvested. However, many people do not store, many …

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 …