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The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations, Kenya 2019
December 22 2021 by INKOA

The long awaited Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations, 2019 were finally officially launched by the cabinet secretary, ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, during the Annual National Potato Conference in KARLO, Loresho organized by National Potato Council of Kenya. The Regulations will address the prevailing challenges in the Potato Sector which include: Use of extended bags – henceforth, the maximum weight per unit package shall be 50kgs, Quality assurance and marketing and Licensing of actors in the Potato value chain. Check below or download a copy of the regulation here.

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Analysis of consumers’ point of view regarding sustainability issues in Kenya
December 22 2021 by INKOA

The analysis of consumers’ point of view regarding sustainability issues in Kenya is a document delivered in the context of the  Horti-Green project  (Inclusive Green Horticultural Processing Sector in Kenya).

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December 22 2021 by INKOA

This brochure, developed by Horti-Green project (ENV/2017/391-383), provides an overview of the information that food labels should contain.

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COVID-19 leads to African agricultural innovationJanuary 10 2022

In a paper published in Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, researchers found that farmers in East Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) were able to better adapt to the impact of COVID-19 than those in the Southern African countries of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

These regional differences, the researchers said, could largely be explained by the difference in arrival times of lock-down measures, access and adoption of technology and cultural differences in adapting to the new situation.

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Can Kenya fix the potato value chain?January 10 2022

There was a public outcry last week against the American fast-food franchise Kentucky Fries and Chicken (KFC).

The furore that was channelled through social media, with the hashtag BoycottKFC trending on Twitter, was inflamed by a KFC tweet on Monday that it had run out of potato chips.

‘Insensitive’ is the word that the Governor of Nyandarua County Francis Kimemia used to describe the statement by KFC. This is because thousands of farmers continue to struggle with an oversupply of potatoes.

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ADAPT – Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerant PotatoDecember 28 2021

The ADAPT Project, with a total budget of 5 million Euro funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No GA 2020 862-858, will determine the molecular and phenotypical responses of potatoes to combined environmental stress conditions such as heat, drought and flooding, which are becoming increasingly important for potato yield under the challenging growth conditions of the future due to climate change.

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From 18/01/2016 to 22/01/2016Nanning, Guangxi, China

The congress represents a unique opportunity for exchanging expert and scientific advice on Root & Tuber Crops (RTCs) and will facilitate the discourse amongst key root and tuber crops stakeholders like farmers, end-users, researchers, the private sector and donor agencies.

It aims at raising awareness of the importance of the RTCs in the world, reviewing recent scientific progress, identifying and setting priorities for new opportunities and challenges as well as charting a course to seek R&D support for areas where it is currently inadequate or lacking.

Due to its structure and content, the congress will facilitate the process of bringing together the scientific world and the private sector.

From 19/01/2016 to 19/01/2016Holiday Inn - Peterborogh, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

AHDB Potatoes and industry experts will debate key topical technical issues

From 03/02/2016 to 03/02/2016Cambridge University Farm, England

The course will teach participants about: i) the need to measure crop performance; ii) the link between crop physiology and what is measured; iii) understanding crop variation and developing strategies to cope with it; iv) the importance of recording protocols; v) recording seed and planting information; vi) recording the growing crop; vii) recording the harvested crop and storage; …

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