New potato consortium formed in Kenya to improve access to agricultural inputs & market

Media: Krishijagran

The initiative will be implemented over a two-year period with the goal of increasing tuber yield to 14 tonnes per hectare from the current level of 7 to 10 tonnes. It also intends to cut post-harvest losses in the sector by half. The country has launched a pilot programme in the first half of 2023 that targets four counties: Nyandarua, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Nyeri.