Solynta, a pioneering hybrid potato breeding technology firm hailing from the Netherlands, and FreshCrop Limited, Kenya’s foremost producer of seed tubers, have formalized a strategic partnership aimed at advancing hybrid true potato innovation within Kenya. This collaboration will foster the creation of high-quality hybrid potato seed tubers cultivated from hybrid true potato seeds. The primary objective of this partnership is to address the persistent scarcity of clean starting materials in the region, thereby granting farmers access to disease-free seed tubers. Leveraging Solynta’s non-GMO breeding technology, these seed tubers will empower farmers to cultivate potatoes with tailored beneficial traits, resulting in significantly enhanced yields while minimizing risks.
FreshCrop remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering local farmers by providing them with clean, top-tier seed tubers that promise bountiful yields and an improved quality of life across Kenya.