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August 23, 2018Knowledge Portal
How big is the potato yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa and why? A participatory approach

This study is an attempt to develop an innovation consultation approach for yield gap assessment in sub-Saharan Africa, based on syngergies between modelling techniques and historical non-published data of potato experiments. Poor quality seed and bacterial wilt were the main yield gap drivers. »

AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019
May 24, 2018Research project
AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019

The Applied Research Fund project “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics, Quality standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains (AGRI-QUEST)” has published a documentary which shows the progress of the project implementation. »

ARF-1 factsheet: More potatoes – Secure food in Burundi
February 8, 2018Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: More potatoes – Secure food in Burundi

Please download the factsheet with end results of the Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
December 11, 2017Study
Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development

Radboud University conducted a pilot project with the main objective to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by modelling the impact of firm network characteristics and institutional conditions in value chain clusters. The F&BKP supported project was implemented in 2017 in the seed potato sector in Kenya and Ethiopia. »

The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands

Kenyan farmers, multipliers and processors are very enthusiastic about Dutch potato varieties. The challenge is to effectively multiply them, in the context of strategic potato sector development. This article summarizes the findings of a visit to a seed potato multiplication farm and storage facility of Agrico (International Potato Cooperative). A group of Food Security Advisors »

April 24, 2017Knowledge Portal
Productivity and food security effects of using of certified seed potato: the case of Kenya’s potato farmers

This article assessed the effect of using certified seed potato (CSP) on yield, input use, and food security among smallholder farmers. The recent development of rapid seed multiplication technique has helped to shorten the duration of CSP production and increase the supply of seed. Results indicate that use of CSP is associated with increased yields, sales, and hence income. In addition, users of CSP were less food insecure than their counterparts. »