Kisima is Kenya’s leading producer of certified seed potatoes, producing over 3,000 tonnes of certified seed potatoes, supplying over 4,000 smallholder farmers each year.
Kisima has adopted a 3G strategy, producing minitubers in an aeroponics screen house, rapidly scaling up production in the field, and getting seed to farmers in 18 months rather than the normal 3 years. Certified 3G seed typically increases smallholder yields by 3-5 times (from 8t/ha to 40t/ha).
Potatoes are the second most important food crop in Kenya, grown by 800,000 smallholders, on 158,000 hectares, requiring 300,000 tonnes of seed per year. National certified seed production is currently less than 2% of demand. Kisima meets 75% of that certified seed production, with consequent significant positive impact on smallholder agriculture.
To order potato seed please call +254 716 968 766.