Kenya government to fund construction of Sh117 million potato cold room
Addressing a potato value chain consultative meeting that brought together farmers, marketers and agriculture officials at the County’s headquarters, Maina revealed that potato farmers in the county lose up to 40 percent of their total produce in post-harvest losses. It is estimated that the county produces over 400,000 bags of potatoes.
Nakuru is among the largest producers of the crop in Kenya with the County accounting for 18.9 percent of national production.
According to an article on kbc.co.ke¸ Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock County Executive Committee Member Dr Immaculate Maina observed that shortage of certified potato seeds had stagnated production of the crop at seven tons per hectare against a potential of 40 tons.
Hits: 192https://farmerstrend.co.ke/kenya-government-to-fund-construction-of-sh117-million-potato-cold-room/https://i2.wp.com/farmerstrend.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/potato-cold-room.jpg?fit=512%2C341&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/farmerstrend.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/potato-cold-room.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1#TrendingCropsPotato FarmingThe Kenyan federal government will build a Ksh117 million cold-room store in Muchorwe to protect potato farmers against post-harvest losses and possible exploitation by brokers. The cold-room designed to hold four million kilograms of potatoes will be equipped with an information centre and storage areas which will prolong the shelf...#FarmersTrendJohn Bujufarmerstrend@gmail.comAdministratorI am a web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2013 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information regarding farming with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating Kenyan farmers, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. The particular interests that brought me in the world of blogging are gardening, farming and livestock.Farmers#Trend