Potato Value Chain
At the African Potato Association conference in Addis Ababa in 2016, workshops were held to discuss how the WPC could help strengthen the Potato value chain in East Africa. After the sessions, it was clear that partnerships between enterprises or entities that saw their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to help those who seek some sort of assistance to improve their own lives or those of their communities through the potato value chain being improved. In some contexts, it is also seen as a way to alleviate poverty. This is particularly true in the remote mountain regions of the tropical world, where the poorest people live today.
A tool box was designed to address, in specific ways, the needs of individuals and communities.
Click below for case studies that have implemented the Toolbox Approach
A large farm supporting local communities.
Farmer Guta Gudisa
Supported by numerous public and private partners.
Farmer Tan Wei
Supported by TuMaMa in developing his potato business.
Pula Potatoes and Vegetables Farmers Association. Supported by private partners.
Project Allin Kawsay
assists Andean Potato farmers: supported by BASF along with their strategic partners.
Dashanbao Potato Growers Cooperation
Zhao Yang County
Trias - Business Partner Management
Ecuador & Peru
(Copyright Isabel Corthier)
Collaboration and Partnership in Kenya
National potato council of Kenya
Apical Rooted Cuttings of Potatoes Revolutionized
How Generation 1 Seed Potatoes are Produced: Example of Kenyan Farmer James Nderui