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Evidence-Based Production Technologies for Improving Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Yields

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Potato is one of the most important food crops with a capacity to abate hunger among farmers in the region. However, its productivity has stagnated and remained low due to poor agronomic practices applied by smallholder farmers. To avert this situation, dissemination through training of already existing better technologies and practices should be prioritized. A lot of research has been done with better recommendations- use of disease-free tuber seeds from high yielding and tolerant varieties, adequate application of balanced nutrients, timely scouting and integrated management of pests and diseases and good harvesting practices are available for immediate adoption. The adoption and dissemination could be facilitated by currently existing policies that promote cross-border movement and diffusion of research technologies and new varieties.
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  • Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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