Africa, Pests and Diseases, Seed

Seed crisis in Kenya: Bad potato seed imports hit farmers ahead of the rainy season

Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified potato seed following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year. The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis) rejected 221 tonnes of potato seed out of the total 282 tonnes that had been shipped into the country for multiplication ahead of this year’s planting season.[Read More...]

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