La pomme de terre « Solanum tubersosum » est l’une des cultures les plus importantes au niveau mondial. Elle constitue avec le blé, le riz et le mais, les 4 cultures qui nourrissent le plus grand nombres d’habitants sur terre. Pendant, ces dernières années, la quantité de pomme de terre a doublé sur le marché des pays en voies de développement.
Pratiqué sous la monoculture sur billon, toute la pomme terre s’adapte mieux dans ces grandes collines de l’Est de la RD Congo. Mais malheureusement exploité par les paysans en majeure partie. D’où les grands défis que court la filière dans la zone ; étant donné que des grands entrepreneurs ne s’intéressent pas vraiment de la filière.
Quant aux acteurs présents et impliqués dans la filière pomme de terre, les défis suivants ont été constatés :
-Manque des semences de qualité et d’autres part la méconnaissance de certaines variétés des semences vulgaris... Read more
Are you active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market? Looking for clients, suppliers or partners to cooperate with? Do you want concrete (financial) support for an interesting lead? Then join the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya from 16 to 19 May 2017. HortIMPACT is a programme supported by the Dutch Embassy that invests in the development of the fresh produce sector and is looking for Dutch partners from the private sector to cooperate with.
During the trade mission we offer you:
A tailor-made programme for your company
Matchmaking with Kenyan and Dutch companies
Field visits to companies and initiatives that are relevant to you
Personal meetings with companies and organisations from the horticulture sector
A focused exploration of activities that you want to start in Kenya with our team of experts
The mission takes place from the 16 until the 18 or 19th of May. You can decide wh... Read more
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region, and to identify interested partners from both private and public sectors to support research, development and commercialization of this technology. The mission was implemented by Solynta and took place in six countries.
A new hybrid breeding technology has been developed to accelerate breeding activities and propagation of starting materials. This technology enables breeders to develop new potato cultivars that are attuned to the needs of the local producers and markets, much more rapidly than conventional breeding. In addition, the high performing products are uniform hybrid true seeds. Tens... Read more
The Ministry of Trade and Commerce’s new strategy for marketing Irish potatoes in Rwanda through potato collection centers seeks to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by addressing challenges in selling the crop. To facilitate the implementation of these collection centers, the United States Agency for Development (USAID), through its project, Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG Project), is piloting a technology solution called Farmbook, a data collection program and web app that is designed to help increase farmers’ productivity and competitiveness.
Read more on YEAN Rwanda
IFDC CATALIST- Uganda project is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) with the objectives of increasing selected crops’ productivity for small scale farmers and promoting business to business strategy under case approach. The project also links farmers to inputs to improve production and productivity to produce for markets.
The project is organizing a market place event for potato that will bring together all value chain actors with the aim of knowledge exchange, business support service providers and environmental actors that play part in the potato value chain. The potato week will have presentations from different service providers,actors, implementing partners, ABC coaches and Business Support Services who will be explaining and marketing their products.
Please find more details here
Irish potato farmers could soon start earning more from their produce, thanks to a new wholesale market that was inaugurated in Kigali on Tuesday.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, said the market would address the challenge of exploitation by middlemen in the Irish potato trade and price fluctuations, as well as help streamline the Irish potato business in the country.
Potatoes farmers have always complained that they sell their produce at a lower price compared to the cost of production.
Kanimba also noted that potato trading in Rwanda has been facing two main challenges – a high disparity between the price dealers pay farmers for the produce, and the final price consumers pay for potatoes, especially in Kigali. “This has been a big challenge as we didn’t have an organised potato trading system,” he said.
He said the second challenge was lack of market, especially for seas... Read more
Hollanda FairFoods Ltd, a Rwandan/Dutch agrifood company is looking for serious distributors for its WINNAZ potato crisps in Eastern Africa (Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya).
N.B: For countries with Nakumatt supermarkets, we already have a contract with the retail chain. This would make your lives much easier :)
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There are many opportunities for foreign agri-entrepreneurs in Mozambique, as stated by the Dutch government and Wageningen University & Research Centre. Journalist Andrea Dijkstra visited foreign farmers and entrepreneurs in the field. Including the poultry farm Novos Horizontes, potatoes and tobacco.
Read here full article by Andrea Dijkstra.
NB the quote “Mozambique is not for the
faint-hearted” resembles this recent title by David Korver :)
Hello Members on the Platform, this is to introduce to you Sustain Micro Enterprises Uganda, an agricultural based company located in Buikwe-Jinja. We an agricultural/food Distributor, Marketer and Supply company. We Supply the following Products in Bulk:
1. Fresh Cassava 2. Fresh Potatoes 3. Quality Mukene/Silver Fish
4. Sweet Bananas-Bogoya 5. Avocado 6. Fresh Mangoes 7. Fresh Maize
We are looking for people or the market we can supply! In need of any of our products, please reach us on;
PRODUCE FOR SALE:
Farmer groups in Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Yumbe and Moyo have started to harvest simsim, beans, Irish potatoes, Cassava and onions. They are in need of better markets and its my wish to organise for the linkages and meetings of potential buyers and the farmers.
If you are a produce trader/dealer/ transporter/agent please contact me on:
Enterprise Development Manager
Agency For Accelerated Regional Development.
P.O. Box 80, Nebbi, Uganda
Tel: (+256) 784 743 461
703 951 203
712 935 058
Vision: "A Prosperous, Healthy, and Informed People of West Nile."