Potato farmers in Kenya suffer losses

Potato farmers in Nakuru, Kenya are counting losses following low prices of the commodity amid high production costs. The output which was high due to ample rains, is proving to be difficult to offset partly due to the impact of Covid-19 as farmers struggle to find...

Government of Ghana to support largest potato exporter

Minister for Food and Agriculture dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has pledged his government’s support for Maphlix Trust Farms Limited, Ghana’s largest exporter of potatoes. Felix Kamassah, Managing Director of the Company had appealed to the government to help develop its...

Breeding better

The G+ Tools – a new gender-responsive toolkit for breeding developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas – promises to address this barrier by advancing a holistic framework to evaluate what traits men...

Potato farmers in Niger to benefit from potato value chain

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says that 600 potato farmers in Niger will benefit from its potato value chain development program (VCDP) for the 2021 farming season. Mr. Adegoke Adedamola, Desk Officer, potato VCDP, Federal Ministry of...