“Starting a Potato Farm”
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  • Farai beginner adviser said on September 16, 2012
    @Mrs Nyepudayi Chakauya, can you please email me so that I can email back the information you require?

    @mkwena, the growing process for dry land potatoes is the same as the others, the essential difference being, you target your planting for middle to late November. You should now have or be acquiring seed and starting the sprouting process. For more information, please email me and I will point you in the right direction.

    farai@lefaosolutions.com || Potato Farming Expert

  • taurai sodzai said on September 17, 2012
    i have one hector and i intend to grow potato, may you provide me with the costs involved. i want to use natural rains. if u can provide me with the budget
  • blessing kutyauripo said on September 17, 2012
    I'm in region two Zimbabwe. advise me of the types of fertilizers, stage of application and quantity needed for a hectare of potatoes. also diseases, pests and chemicals to apply.
  • thompson kuyeri said on September 18, 2012
    Hi, please furnish me with expected yield per hectare and potash recommendation in kgs/ha.
  • Jeff Sebeela said on September 28, 2012
    I would like to start a commercial potato plantation in the north eastern part of Botswana please advice me on where to get the seeds or tubers to start my farming successfully.
  • alexis potgieter said on September 30, 2012
    I have land in free state and i would like to start planting potatoes. could you advise me on plating costs and fertilizers for my area.
  • Frank beginner adviser said on October 2, 2012
    I could have answered many people above but they did not write their e.mail address or cell numbers . frankmouton@ymail.com is my e.mail address .I am in Serowe Botswana

    frankmouton@ymail.com || Potato Farm Expert

  • muhammad fayyaz said on October 8, 2012
    please be advice that i am interested in agriculture at mozambique and i have land around 20 acre and start with potato farm in this regard i need some potato seed
  • Boycen said on October 9, 2012
    Zimbabwe harare got a land of 1 hector needful information about the potatoes if possible include budget seed, land prep, fertilizers etc
  • Harriet said on October 12, 2012
    Kenya. Last year i planted potatoes but did not get a good harvest, that is why i was looking for tips on how to farm potatoes and i found this site, thanks.
  • George B Lupembe said on October 13, 2012
    Inviting partners in potato farming-owning more than 300 acres in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. george.lupembe@hotmail.com
  • Musenior Tinashe said on October 20, 2012
    In UMP Zimbabwe can u kindly give advice on conservation farming of potato on all management practices types of pesticides & fungicides applicable to them
  • collen said on October 30, 2012
    i want to start potato farming with a keen interest in the early maturing varieties. i have a 10 hectare plot in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. Need the technical and economic aspects per hectare planted.
  • Sachikola Jeremiah said on October 31, 2012
    I would like to grow potatoes under rain feed due to the fact that i can not afford irrigation equipment for now. Is it possible to grow potatoes under RAIN FEED and if so what is the best TIME to plant, what fertilizers should i use and what pesticide & fungicides applicable. I have a farm in Zambia of 150 hectare on the copperbelt. Please urgently advise.
  • kororo said on November 1, 2012
    I would like to plant two HA of potato in Marondera. What do I need to start this project. Capital in terms of US$
  • MUNA FEJRU said on November 9, 2012
    I have plan to start potato chips production plant in Ethiopia, Could anyone be having the breakdown costs of full set of processing plant.
  • hassan mohammed said on November 12, 2012
    I am lecturer in dept. of fisheries university of maiduguri, nigeria, pls. how do i get to know how to generate my ssd or planting material. I mean process of producing to be in planting and also my soil type more clay than loamy is it possible?
  • gillian said on November 19, 2012
    i would like to plant one hactre of potatoes in Bindura. can i have the information on the inputs and production of potatoes. and also the amount required
  • Stephen mwika said on November 20, 2012
    Am in kenya and i would like to plant a two hectare land with potatoes in nakuru, mau narok(riftvalley), advice me on how to go about it to get maximum yield.
  • Sayedul Islam Mithu said on November 22, 2012
    I am a potato production and marketing expert. If any one require my service please write me to the following email : mithu269@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  • Tash Chalikulima said on November 24, 2012
    I live in Zambia and have about 4 hectares of virgin land on which I would like to plant potatoes. I am rather new at this and would appreciate some advise on how to go about planting, care and how to get maximum yield using organic methods. Thanks, Tash.
  • Anselem Nyabocho said on November 26, 2012
    I want to venture into potato farming. Please help with information and costs that i will incur on a hector. I'm live in Zimbabwe and i want to run this project in Nyanga next year 2013.
  • raginee said on November 29, 2012
    hi, i am research scholar, nit allahabad, india. i have to do some research work on growing potato plant as well as soil. could you let me plz what amount of pesticides and fertilizers are used in potato field and tell what should be an ideal condition for potato grow. please write me to this email: raginisachan01@gmail.com Thanks
  • A. Pasi said on December 3, 2012
    I'm in the Eastern Cape, near CLarkson, I have 1 hectare of land and I want to start a potato farming business, any potato farmers in the nearby areas who can help with information please email me on aggiepasi@gmail.com. Thanks
  • tariq ameen said on December 8, 2012
    i am tariq ameen. i have worked as potato farm manager and spent a lot of time in pesticide company. i can help those persons who want to manage a potato farm. thanks. my email add is. tariqameen.chiniotyahoo.com. tariqameen.chiniotgmail.com
  • Charity said on December 11, 2012
    I have 10 acres of land Zambia Mwembeshi and would like to grow Irish potatoes. Can I grow them in the rainy season. Our soils are clay. What type of seed, chemical and general management do i need to grow an initial 1 acre?
  • Johannes said on January 15, 2013
    i am looking for info on potato production and research findings
  • koogey clive said on January 15, 2013
    am 24 yrs old from kenya would to invest in farming, particularly potato farming am very impress with farming because it has a lot of return, therefore i need a wealthy information on how to get good harvest. our climate condition is wet and cool throughout the year and i lived in an highland. Thankz waiting for your help
  • Emelda said on January 16, 2013
    I am a Chivhu farmer starting irrigation, please assist with information and contacts for potato farming. Kind regards
  • Patience said on January 25, 2013
    Hi am located in KZN inkandla would like to find out what do i need for the storage of potatoes so they dont get rotten quickly and for transportation
  • Tashinga said on January 25, 2013
    please can you assist me with the technical information for growing potatoes per hectare and the expected returns. i would like to start farming potatoes utilizing a land of 5 hectares. what i need to know is
    1) seed requirement per hectare and the associated cost and where to get.
    2) variates of seed and the one with good returns in terms of quality and yield.
    3) fertilizer requirements and and other chemicals
    4) possible cost cutting ways
  • hamufari said on January 25, 2013
  • Mohamad said on January 31, 2013
    i'm from mozambique i like to know export potatoes from south in limpopo provice
  • Beatrice said on January 31, 2013
    Hi. M from kenya and wish to do potatoes farming for commercial purpose. i have enough seeds but lacking funds for buying fertilizers and other logistics. kindly assist where possible. thanx
  • Mukuka Mulenga said on February 16, 2013
    Hai i'm a 19 year old citizen of zambia lusaka, i'm interested in starting potato farming on a small scale to begin with. i wanted to know the type of seed that can be suitable for my climate. Thanks
  • adjei dampare said on February 23, 2013
    thank God we've all met at last i have started my 15 acres land of potato in ghana. you can contact me on +233265052399 or welcome-home@live.com
  • Jeff Sharp said on February 23, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in starting potato farming in Idaho. I don't have any land yet and am wondering if you know how I would be able to get into the potato farming there.
  • Tonny said on February 25, 2013
    Hi, have some land in Nyandarua county in Kenya and am interested in doing potato farming and want access to quality potato seeds.
  • Tlharihani Masia said on February 25, 2013
    I have just bought a land and I would like to plant something on the land. please help me with some tip to planting potatoes and also how much can I harvest per hector. thanks in advance
  • Banda Godwin said on February 28, 2013
    Hi, i am interested in starting potato farming in Hwange Zimbabwe and need technical advice.thanks
  • vicegripmarketing said on February 28, 2013
    growing potatoes first time, what is required in order to get maximum yield area 15km from harare red soils please assist per hectare thank godfrey
  • Mmachazani said on February 28, 2013
    I want to start planting potatoes in January or february, is it a good time to plant. I will be using irrigation, i want to know, for an area of one hectare can i use sprinkle irrigation or can i use into the ridge watering? What is the best watering interval? How many bags of basal and top dressing fertilizer can i use. I will be planting in Midlands Province in the district of Chirumanzi. On average what could be my yields on a hectare? From the day of harvesting how long can potatoes stay before they are bought- shelf life or before they go bad? The type of soil is loose sandy
  • darlington said on March 1, 2013
    I want to start planting potatoes when is the right time to plant. I will be using irrigation, i want to know, for an area of one hectare can i use sprinkle irrigation or can i use into the ridge watering? What is the best watering interval? How many bags of basal and top dressing fertilizer can i use. I will be planting in Midlands Province in the Msana area. On average what could be my yields on a hectare? From the day of harvesting how long can potatoes stay before they are bought- shelf life or before they go bad? The type of soil is loose sandy
  • salik a. unos said on March 4, 2013
    where can i buy potato seed i am from Carmen, Cotabato, Philippines
  • mitchell mkwananzi said on March 7, 2013
    want to start potato production in gweru zimbabwe. need information on inputs
  • mr Hooks said on March 9, 2013
    I have 20 hectors of land in Zimbabwe please do assist me with details on how to grow potatoes.
  • Grace Muranda said on March 14, 2013
    I want to start planting potatoes in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. I need details on how to grow potatoes & inputs on a hector.
  • Gail said on March 18, 2013
    hi! i am a student and want to start growing potatoes. i have 10 ha am in Africa, Botswana in Gaborone pliz help me. good day
  • nkoroi said on March 19, 2013
    I have 20 acres of land and i would like to plant potatoes, please guide me
  • TJ said on March 22, 2013
    I have 10ha on somewhat sandy soils in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe, Africa. Where do I start from to establish a viable potato farm given the nature of soils available?
  • duma said on March 23, 2013
    Um from ulundi, KZN,RSA, I have +/- 100 ht land um in preparations of grown potatoes, I need 2 know which best en how 2 identify cultivar that may produce best potato?
  • onie said on March 26, 2013
    I am a young man in marondera,zimbabwe I need information on how to grow potatoes eg type and amount of fertilizer needed per hectare and the yield
  • Tinashe Nyazika said on March 26, 2013
    Can I grow potatoes in winter. Nyanga juliasdale
  • roliate said on March 31, 2013
    hi i'm willing to start planting potatoes in my farm i'm norton. the soil is well drained. may you please help me with the project proposal.
  • Nerusha said on April 2, 2013
    I am from Durban South Africa and looking for potato Suppliers in & around SA.nerushamaharaj@yahoo.com
  • Xoliswa said on April 4, 2013
    Hi i am from Engcobo South Africa and looking for certified potato seeds around Eastern Cape.
  • Amen Magwai said on April 4, 2013
    i have a 10 ha plot in beatrice. may you please provide me the information necessary for me to successfully farm potatoes
  • Chris said on April 7, 2013
    Our company from EUROPE Country we would like to invest in land near Harare-Zimbambue to produce potato and other agricultural things. Please send your request email. tsangchr@globalsoftmail.com c/o Mr Chris
  • sale said on April 11, 2013
    am kenyan living in kenya narok county here you can plant potatoes, wheat, barley, myself i do have 30 acres land and have just started potatoes production
  • SIMBARASHE ALBERT REKAYI said on April 12, 2013
  • terence kevin kenfack said on April 13, 2013
    i am an agriculture student from central Africa Cameroon. i wish you could helping me out to draft a project for Irish potato production with all necessary inputs and their prices as well as the growth cycle for say an hectare of land. i will be very delighted. thanks in advance
  • Kevin said on April 15, 2013
    Hi I am looking to start potato farming in east london eastern cape south africa. Please could you provide me with all relevant info regarding this. Kind regards Kevin
  • nyashamakonye said on April 17, 2013
    i want to start farming potatoes, am 25years old, i own a prazol in chivhu, Zimbabwe, about 10 hectare, help me with more info about quality of the seeds, chemicals, am looking forward for your response email me on(nyashamkonye@gmail.com)
  • sanjay said on April 21, 2013
    Hi, I'm from India, in a city having population 5 lac.Is in food industries since 1993. Interested to start own production of potato wafers/chips small scale industry. Please inform the machinery and other requirements, Indian, Maharashtra govt norms , govt schemes and financial support etc
  • tseriwa said on April 23, 2013
    I have 1.5 ha of potatoes which are at the lowering stage. I have a problem a them wilting and having a root rot on the plants . What chemical should i use to cure this disease?
  • Denis Kaph said on May 3, 2013
    I am in Malawi. I would like to grow potatoes. How much seed do I need per hectare? How much fertilizer is also required per hectare and when do I apply it? The kind of herbicides required. Also what is the potential yield per hectare.
  • Nyasha T G Mapanzure said on May 13, 2013
    I want to start growing potatoes in Musiiwa, Bemberero along Shamva Road (red soils). Please assist me with the type of Potato i should grow, the type of irrigation recommended, types of fertilisers and is it suitable to grow them in winter. My e-mail is nyasha.mapanzure@gmail.com.
  • musaliva mtambalika said on May 15, 2013
    needs guidance in starting growing potatoes
  • Zhou Taisekwa said on May 17, 2013
    I am looking for investors to invest in Potato projects, we have vast lands around Zimbabwe close to the city of Harare with irrigation for the projects. Market is readily available in Zimbabwe. Email taisekwazhou@gmail.com for more information.
  • leasther Hwindingwi said on May 27, 2013
    i have potato seed for sale in Harare. the variety is BP1 2nd generation. if anyone is interested. call me on +263 734 376 982 or +263 772 585 055. my email is leastherhwindingwi@gmail.com looking forward to do business. thanks
  • brian said on May 28, 2013
    i'm in zimbabwe in mash west province near beatrice. i'm interested in potato growing can you help me with the type of fertilizers & chemicals needed for potato. we have got red soils. my mail is briansakara2012@gmail.com or alliedelectricala@gmail.com anyone can also help
  • Richard waweru said on June 2, 2013
    I have been in potatoes farming in lakipia wiyumirire but i have never gotten pleasing yield. I have a 2 hectare. Where can i get an advice on my farming? 0726585200
  • tendekai musanhi said on June 3, 2013
    i'm in Zimbabwe.. i have a farm in mash central. i want to grow potatoes, so can u help me to do that. kind regards TM
  • Ayanda Mkhonta said on June 15, 2013
    I'm from Swaziland and intends to grow potatoes as a response to a competition initiated by the Swaziland breweries.During this year 2013, I have recently completed a four year degree program from the University of Swaziland and had majored in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. The competition involves aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-35. for one to be the ideal individual to come up with the a good idea, which will only not benefit him/her but also raise jobs and in the long run, alleviating poverty among those affected stakeholders.Therefore I am hard-pressed in sourcing funds to construct my ware-house, where i will perform the marketing tasks. these tasks involves storing the produce for them to obtain the known four utilities but the far most important here being the time utility. With the help of our Lord Jesus Christ I hope this massage will be read and touch someone's heart, and if so ever you are willing to help, you can contact me through my email: mkhontafa@hotmail.com
  • chege said on June 17, 2013
    hi, kindly advice on potato farming on commercial basis in sophili ngarua laikipia county in Kenya. currently doing maize & beans.
  • Charmaine Abdullah said on June 23, 2013
    I'd like to start a small potatoes farm in Gambia, West Africa. I am a complete novice and would need my hand held all the way. Gambia is a very poor place and with the world economical climate Africa is always first to suffer even in her poverty. Being able to produce even on a small scale is a step towards elevating the plight. The land, water and labour is available, we need the guidance and know how. I anxiously look forward to hearing from you.
  • gideonmaina said on June 28, 2013
  • Escoba Bosco said on June 29, 2013
    I am Bosco, am Rwandan and i have 3.5ha, so i want to start my own business in potatoes production, so am asking the help on how can i get an advanced variety.
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  • TANUI said on July 4, 2013
    I kindly as for your help. I have 5 acres of land in Cherang' any hills ( marakwet district) and i want to invest on potato farming. i need to know the required inputs per acre in terms of amount of fertilizer and control of blight which is a major problem there.
  • dherry maabobkhuu said on July 4, 2013
    i have a huge land in ghana and i want to enter into potato production. what kind of soil, temperature and humidity is required
  • raphael muyendesi said on July 6, 2013
    am in zimbabwe i want to venture into potato farming i have one hacter can you please assist me how i go about it. in need of a project proposal thank you
  • EDWARD NYAGOL said on July 8, 2013
    I want to start Irish potato farming in Kenya Homa-bay county ,kabondo division, help me on suggestion where to get early maturing seeds.
  • JONE said on July 12, 2013
    I am in Lesotho I would like to start potato farming for commercial purpose. may you provide me with some information on proper potato farming.
  • Agnes Temba said on July 13, 2013
    I have a six hector plot in Goromonzi .I would like information on the land preparation ,seed types that gives good yield , types of fertilizers i am in Harare zimbabwe
  • FRAIR said on July 14, 2013
    I have a dream which require millions to achieve. I don't want to borrow neither to partner as this sometimes lead to collapse. I toyed with ways to raise this cash and concluded, and through research, that potato farming will deliver through strict timelines.I am delighted to realize that after all i can do it through this simple farming. frairgideon@yahoo.com
  • Richmore garikai museruka chikwire said on July 17, 2013
    I do have 2 hectares of land in mazowe west in Zimbabwe that i wanted to grow potatoes using natural rain, so i need information on ie number of fertilizers per hectare and their types, chemicals, Types of variety of potatoes that i can grow, and where i can find seeds here in Zimbabwe. hope for ur favorable quick respond
  • pheello said on July 30, 2013
    mofokeng family trust. farm in ventershoek, lindley.free state , south africa. i want to lease 72 hectares. what is the standardised rent per hactare? is that rent paid monthly, quarterly or twice a year?
  • charles said on July 31, 2013
    would like to start potato farming in molo. kindly advice
  • ZhouTaisekwa said on August 1, 2013
    Those interested in starting potato production project should get in touch with me 0n 0733 616 929 taisekwazhou@gmail.com
  • ckanzy said on August 10, 2013
    I am currently a development studies student from the university of Zambia. I am somewhat disappointed with my country because from the above adds, there is not even one from a Zambian. Zambians place much value on maize production which is not a cash crop, its prices are very low and the rural remain extremely poor. there is need to sensitise people to venture into various crops like potato and this can immensely assist to alleviate poverty. I sound out of the box but my major point is that I need valuable information on potato production. I have a lot of fertile land potential for the crop. I produce Tobacco and maize but I concentrate more on tobacco than maize. Tobacco I more vulnerable to droughts and this usually reduce my produce quantity and leaf quality. I therefore ask if there is potato information centre or any good potato farmer in Zambia to assist me with the whole production process of the crop starting from where to source quality high breed certified seed (pathogen free), fertiliser, planting time, required pesticides and herbicides , management, harvesting and storage and so on. your assistance will be highly appreciated.
  • p.kesavan said on August 16, 2013
    hi my name is kesavan. i am residing in theni tamilnadu india. i have about 10 acres of land in hills area.Now i want to know how to prepare potato farm,where bye seed,what fertilizer use, what type of disease and how to control. I want to know full details about potato.
  • trust hliziyo said on August 18, 2013
    hi my name is Trust i just want to know everything about the potato information in zimbabwe in town of marondera i have got 8 acres that i want to use for potatoes
  • leonard mgaya said on August 20, 2013
    my name is leonard i have 10 acres of land intending to invest in irish potatoes here in njombe-tanzania, please may you help me to complete my desire
  • Macharia said on August 28, 2013
    Am in kiambu and looking for a partner in aberdare region who has land suitable for potato farming
  • ngombee said on September 10, 2013
    i want start a potatoes farming in namibia omaheke region. where can i buy the seeds.
  • Regai Manjoro said on September 12, 2013
    hi i am a new farmer in zimbabwe wishing to grow potatoes this season . i want you to avail me with the information regarding yield per hectare as well as yield per plant. i also want information pertaining the number and type of fertilizer used when growing potatoes as well as chemicals that is needed. on my plot there is no irrigation facility i will be using natural rain. i also want to no more about how many packets of seed is required for one hectare.
  • takudzwa said on September 16, 2013
    hi, i would want to start a potato farming business on a 10ha plot in zimbabwe, please advise. i have acquired a cashflow of the inputs but i need a bit of expertise.
  • tendai b mandaza said on September 16, 2013
    need to start potato farming business on a 6 hector plot need to know the costs involved and yield per hector. m in marondera zimbabwe.
  • Mbugua said on September 24, 2013
    am in kenya nakuru county. I like to know how much fertilizer I should apply in my one acre of land that I want to plant potatoes and get. the highest yield.


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