Improving Potato and Tomato Yields in Kenya

Demand for potatoes has increased in Kenya, where it can be a substituted for staple grains like maize, and tomatoes are also becoming an important vegetable in the Kenyan diet. However, the supply of both vegetables is hampered by low productivity and weak market structure. TechnoServe, in partnership with Syngenta, is working to increase productivity and improve the market for these crops through Mavuno Zaidi. The project aims to improve the incomes of 15,000 smallholder potato and tomato farmers in the Rift Valley and Eastern Kenya through improved input use, adoption of good agricultural practices and improved market access.