Viernes 8 de Diciembre de 2023
El portal de la papa en Argentina
0%Variación precio
puestos MCBA
  • Cielos nubosos con lluvias débilesBalcarceBuenos Aires, Argentina
    10° - 22°
  • Cielos despejadosVilla DoloresCórdoba, Argentina
    15° - 32°
  • Intervalos nubososRosarioSanta Fe, Argentina
    16° - 26°
  • Intervalos nubosos con lluvias débilesEstacion UspallataMendoza, Argentina
    - 27°
  • Cielos despejadosCandelariaSan Luis, Argentina
    15° - 32°
  • Intervalos nubosos con chubascos tormentososChoele ChoelRío Negro, Argentina
    16° - 32°
  • Cielos nubosos con lluvias débilesSan Miguel de Tuc.Tucumán, Argentina
    19° - 28°
 Buscador de Noticias
Africa 07/09/2023

Kenia: Kwale growers urged to embrace potato farming

According to Pamba Na Viazi consultant and Palladium Kenya country manager Eddy Chibu, potato trials have proved successful in the region.

PAVI is Base Titanium’s food security and livelihood program started in 2014. He said that, since 2017 under the PAVI program, they have been conducting various potato trials in Msambweni, Matuga and Lunga Lunga, all yielded good results.

Chibu: "Potatoes can be grown here locally just like in Central Kenya. As per our trials, the farming is doing well.” However, he added that local farmers need the support of different stakeholders to shift into potato farming. He said most farmers are unable to grow the potatoes because of high production costs.

Chibu said a farmer is required to have not less than Sh90,000 to start practical potato farming, which residents do not have the capacity to raise because of poverty and unemployment. He said despite the challenges, potato farming remains to be profitable if local farmers are well empowered and equipped.


Te puede interesar