New potato varieties

Harvesting potatoes Photo by Kilimo News

The Ministry of Agriculture through Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has produced potato varieties with a longer shelf life. The Ministry says this move will curb the exploitation of potato farmers by middlemen who buy them at throwaway prices when they are in season due to their perishability.

The new variety will enable potato farmers to store their produce for longer and sell them when the prices are appropriate. I

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