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National Potato Conference and Trade Fair

From 31/03/2016 to 31/03/2016 Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters, Nairobi (Kenya)
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In recognition of important role played by innovations, technologies and information sharing in developing agribusinesses, increasing availability of high quality inputs and improving productivity, which will lead in transformation of potato subsector, NPCK has organized for a National potato conference and trade fair to be held on 31st March 2016 at Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters, Loresho.

The theme of the conference and trade fair is: Transforming Potato Value Chains for Improved Food Security and Agri-business.

Main objectives of the National Potato Conference and Trade fair are: 1. To showcase business opportunities for the investors and facilitate business to business linkages; 2. To share information on potato value chain issues, technologies and innovations; and, 3. To enable exhibitors in the sector to display their products and services.

The forthcoming Conference will have a pragmatic approach and aims at addressing specific questions in the industry, hence providing action plans, for purposes of improving businesses for actors and players.

Thematic areas for the conference under which action plans will be discussed include: 1. Production-How do we improve production? (Suitable fertilizer, small-scale mechanization, good agricultural practices etc); 2. Seed systems and variety development-How do we improve production and distribution of high quality seed potato and new varieties?; 3. Marketing and processing- How do we improve potato marketing and processing? (Post-harvest handling, storage, consumption, linkages, contract farming etc); and, 4. Policy and regulatory framework- How can the regulation on 50 kg packing bag be implemented? How do we go about other regulations?.

All actors in this sector are welcome to the forum for constructive interactive deliberations.

For more inquiries please contact Wachira Kaguongo, C.E.O National Potato Council of Kenya or visit

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