Agrico is a world leader in seed & ware potato production. We constantly invest in producing high-quality, high-yielding, healthy and affordable potatoes which are used all around the world. Our contribution to excellent growth goes beyond just the supply of high-quality seed potatoes and consumer potatoes.
Together with our partners we create distribution models that match the local needs and result in profitable potato food systems for the local market.
We have been producing and distributing seed potatoes in Kenya since 2016 via our Joint Venture Agrico Potato Services Africa (‘Agrico PSA’). From our cold store in Nakuru we deliver the right quantities of top quality seed potatoes, exactly when our customers need them. Initially we focused on the Kenyan market. Over the years Agrico PSA has witnessed a growing demand from surrounding countries and we started supplying our neighboring countries. Being relatively close to Nakuru, naturally Uganda was supplied first.
Two of our popular potato varieties are registered on Uganda’s national variety list. This means these potato varieties can be grown in Uganda also: Markies and Arizona. Both potato varieties are high yielding and result in profitable business for farmers:
We have seen the demand from Ugandan farmers for our potato varieties growing. Hence Agrico PSA is looking for a professional Ugandan partner with whom we will develop the Ugandan potato value chain together. We have a track record of building profitable potato value chains. Next to supplying top quality seed potatoes, knowledge and market development are two key pillars in our unique market approach. Our team has been educating over 60,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya the past few years. In addition we have established numerous market linkages for Kenyan farmers, with crisps processors, chips processors, retailers, traders and so on.
Agrico PSA is ready to upscale the Ugandan market now and Uganda is ready for its top quality seed potatoes. Agrico PSA is looking for a Ugandan based partner with whom we can jointly build and grow the Ugandan seed and ware potato market. Having access to the potato market actors is a key success factor. If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to contact our market developer for Southern & Eastern Africa, Peter Geluk.