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Kenya Prepares to Mark International Day for Potatoes: Focusing on Diversity, Innovation, and Food Security.

Kenya is gearing up to celebrate the International Day for Potatoes on May 30th and 31st, 2024. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Harvesting Diversity; Feeding Hope.” The event will be packed with informative sessions, exhibitions, and field demonstrations.

Farmers, researchers, policymakers, and agricultural enthusiasts will gather to exchange knowledge and experiences during information-sharing sessions. These sessions will cover various topics such as sustainable farming practices, pest and disease management, and innovative techniques to enhance potato yields.

An exhibition will showcase the latest technologies, products, and research developments in the potato industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of exhibits and engage with exhibitors to learn about cutting-edge farming equipment, high-quality potato varieties, and novel agricultural solutions.

Field demonstrations will provide hands-on experiences with advanced cultivation techniques and sustainable farming methods. Experts will guide participants through proper fertilizer and pesticide usage, water management techniques, and soil health maintenance, aiming to maximize yields while minimizing environmental impact.

The International Day for Potatoes celebration in Kenya aims to highlight the potato’s crucial role in food security and agricultural biodiversity. By empowering farmers with knowledge and tools for better productivity and resilience, the event strives to contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for Kenya’s agricultural sector.

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