Africa

New regulations key to unlocking potato farming potential in Kenya

About 35,000 hectares of Irish potatoes are grown annually in Kenya. Potato farming has high potential that remains unexploited. Potato is the second most important food crop, after maize, in Kenya, cultivated by over 800,000 small holder growers.

Production of potatoes is currently estimated to be worth Sh50 billion (about US$500 million – Editor).

There are numerous challenges facing the potato sub-sector, including inadequate research and development, inadequate quality seed and planting materials, low productivity, weak research-extension-farmer linkages, low level of value addition, poor market infrastructure and lack of a national policy.

Read the full article on Standard Digital here

Editor & Publisher: Lukie Pieterse


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