Potato farmers now sell directly to processors

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Potato farmers now sell directly to processors

“There has been a challenge of accessing certified potato seeds over the years, and we came in in 2015 to bridge the gap and introduce different varieties as per market demands to the farmers. Once the farmers have access to the seeds, we guide them from planting through to harvesting and finally finding a market for them to address the challenges of having to deal with middlemen.

Accessing quality potato seeds has been a bottleneck that had over the years resulted in poor yields and farmers making losses. The past few years have, however, marked a turnover from making losses to a highly profitable business,” said Agrico Potato Service Africa Director Kimoi Moi.

Read more how we – together with our strategic partners – have been improving Kenya’s potato value chain in the article of The Standard.

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