Group photo at the Agricultural Information Resource Centre, KALRO NARL
The SPIRIT (Strengthening the capacities for fostering innovation along potato value chains in East Africa) project partners coordinated by INKOA, organized the second knowledge-exchange event of the “East Africa Potato Research and Knowledge Exchange Forum”, on 24th -27th February in Nairobi, Kenya. The SPIRIT action aims at strengthening the capacities in scientific research and innovative technologies and practices for enhanced product quality along the potato value chain in East Africa and hence contribute towards building capacities in the area of Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) in East Africa. The current event focuses on knowledge Exchange was based on seed quality. As coordinator of the programme in Kenya, Dr. George Abong’ is glad to report success of Kenyan meeting that first begun with a workshop at the Agricultural information Resource Centre. Herein are the highlights of the workshop
The workshop featured in the welcome remarks from the Dean and Associate dean from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi,
Introduction to the spirit project and to the second event of the “East Africa potato research and knowledge exchange forum”, and presentations from the National Potato Research Centre, KALRO Tigoni and KEPHIS
Contribution of the International Potato Centre in assuring seed potato qualityfrom CIP as well as current situation in Uganda and Rwanda
Seed potato production at NEIKER, presentation on integration of potato stakeholders by the National Potato Council of Kenya and the seed potato scenario from the Tanzania’s perspective.