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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Council has been structured to draw synergies from a wide membership representing all Stakeholders and actors in the industry and uses pragmatic approaches of interrogating the processes in the subsector in order to revamp and develop the industry. The Council works closely with stakeholders and development partners in implementing strategic initiatives aimed at transforming the industry. The Council engages policy makers at regional, national and county levels to inform policymaking and promote adoption of harmonized policies, regulations, and standards to enhance development and growth of a robust potato industry in Kenya and seamless trade in the region.
Located at KALRO-Kabete (former KARI-NARL) Campus, Waiyaki Way, P.O. Box 29982-00100 Nairobi Kenya
Telephone, +254712338633/ +254202411921 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.npck.org


NPCK VISION STATEMENT
Potato industry is a leading contributor to increased incomes, food security, and improved welfare in Kenya


NPCK MISSION STATEMENT
Coordinate potato sub-sector stakeholders towards development of potato industry’s profitability and livelihoods improvement.


NPCK OBJECTIVES
The NPCK Strategic Plan is anchored on six objectives:
1. To contribute in creating an enabling environment for effective and efficient potato value chains for growth and development of a self-regulating potato industry.
2. To help build a cohesive potato industry in order to promote synergies and minimize duplication for efficient use of resources through enhanced public private partnership
3. To promote best practices for quality standards, improved yields and enhanced value addition in order to thrive in local, regional, and global markets.
4. To create a platform for information management and capacity building for the various potato value chain actors.
5. To mobilize and effectively manage resources for the growth and stability of the organization and prosperity of the industry.
6. To identify and mainstream crosscutting and emerging issues within the potato industry

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By partnering with Baraka Agricultural College (TVET), a practical oriented middle level training institution, the CARP+ SPVC will provide EU faculty, students and farmers opportunities to participate in experiential learning that will lead to formulating joint action research plans that will solve stakeholders (SH) issues.

The BAC has developed a demo farm unit for multiplication of certified seed potato accessed from EU and ADC Molo. In addition, the college will conduct short courses and set up a facility for storage and distribution of seed potato to farmers and schools teaching agriculture. The best seed potato production technologies will be documented and capacity building conducted for mobilized seed potato farmers and farmer groups through on-farm demonstrations.

Farmers will be empowered to efficiently multiply clean seed potato and commercialize its marketing through individual and group marketing enterprises. This will be scaled up to the various constituencies of Nakuru and therefore increase access to high quality seed potato by ware potato farmers. The business enterprises co-created will provide case studies for use in training and encouragement of investors in the potato value chain. This is expected to contribute to growth and commercialization of the sector and increase livelihood opportunities for smallholder farmers. The project will target resource poor smallholder farmers who are normally disadvantaged in the uptake of agricultural technologies.

About CaWSA

The CaWSA- Centre showcases various water conservation, storage, abstraction and distribution systems and soil and moisture conservation technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPS).

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Prof. Anthony M. Kibe,

CaWSA – Centre Coordinator
Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department, Egerton
University, Njoro, Kenya.

Email: akibe@egerton.ac.ke,
+254721402957

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