PARTICIPATION IN CARP PROJECT ACTIVITIES BY LUCKY NYASULU

Since I joined POTATO CARP project in September, 2017 I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills on Potato crop. First of all, in my life, I didn’t know anything about seed potato, my mother used to plant potatoes from the seeds which were always saved from the previous growing season or they were bought from the neighbours. As such I grew up to know that potato seed is obtained from the previous crop. However, being involved in CARP activities like baseline survey, trainings, field days and trade fairs…

REPORT ON POTATO VARIETY FIELD DAY HELD AT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (ADC), MOLO- SIRIKWA ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017.

The ADC Molo-Sirikwa farm, potato variety field day was organized by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate services (KEPHIS) and its stakeholders. KEPHIS is a government parastatol whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health. The objective of the event was to create awareness on seed potato varieties as well as educate on new improved varieties. Potato is the second most important food and nutrition crop in Kenya after maize. Nyandarua is the highest potato producing…

SEED-POTATO CARP+ PROGRESS REPORT FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 TO MARCH 2018 BY TAGDEV STUDENT MR. JOHN ATSU AGBOLOSOO,

Irish potato is a vegetable crop that has a short growing period of three to four months. The crop is ranked 4th most staple food crop after rice, maize and wheat. Irish potato was first introduced in Kenya by European farmers first in late 19th century in Kiambu, Murang’a and Nyeri district. The 5th biggest producer of Irish potato in SSA according to studies conducted by many researchers is Kenya and produce about 1 million metric tonnes annually. Irish potato is the 2nd most important staple food crop after maize…