Kenya, Netherlands in deal to boost potato yieldStaff writer ▼ | June 23, 2016
Kenya is set to launch new varieties of potatoes that will boost quality and yield.
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The varieties are currently being tested at the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS).
Kenya has two varieties of potatoes but fast-food makers prefer to import potatoes from Egypt to make chips (or French fries).
The new varieties were developed on Dutch soils but will be tested by KEPHIS to determine their viability in Kenya.
On Monday, the minister met with Dutch minister for agriculture Martijn van Dam and details of the arrangement were discussed. ■