New potato consortium launched in Kenya to boost access to farming inputs and market

Media: Food Business Africa

Co-operative Bank of Kenya together with various global agricultural input giants and other entities including Agrico, Bayer East Africa, Simplifine Ltd, and Yara East Africa, has backed a new initiative that seeks to boost yields and incomes for potato farmers in Kenya. The partners have joined forces with several counties by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on contract farming, crop protection, and value addition on potatoes under a consortium.