A sack of potatoes is sold at 4000 shillings in different markets in Kenya. The cost of a sack of Irish potatoes is between 1,800 shillings and 2,500 shillings when farmers sell them to the traders, but at the marketplace, it costs an average of 3000 shillings.
In the last two months, prices of potatoes have dropped in most parts of the country with a 50-kilogram bag average retailing at 3000 shillings.
Irish Potatoes production has been growing rapidly due to increased growth in the fast-food industries. The crop does excellently well in regions that receive regular rainfall.
In Kenya, you can buy Irish potatoes from both large and small-scale farmers who practice Irish potato farming, especially in Elgeyo Marakwet, which is leading.
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Other places where you can buy potatoes include areas like; Nyandarua, Nakuru, Meru, Nyeri, Kiambu, Taita Taveta, Narok, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Kisii Kericho, and Bungoma.
Currently, a sack of potatoes is sold at 4000 shillings in different markets in Kenya. The cost of a sack of Irish potatoes is between 1,800 shillings and 2,500 shillings when farmers sell them to the traders, but at the marketplace, it costs an average of 3000 shillings.
The price of a bag of potatoes weighing 50kg is 3000 shillings on average, but in Nairobi, the price per bag goes at an average of 2900 shillings.
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A 50-kilogram bag of Irish potatoes is retailing highest in Meru at a price of 3,800 shillings while it is going for 3,300 shillings in Mombasa.
In another market like Kisumu, a 50-kilogram bag of Irish potatoes is retailing at 3,400 shillings while in Nairobi, it is retailing at 3,200 shillings. Eldoret has the lowest price with 50-kilogram retailing at 2,400 shillings.
The prices of commodities have been on the rise since the beginning of the year. The increase in the cost of Irish potatoes and cooking oil has spiked the prices of Fries in various food
The high prices of Irish potatoes have been attributed majorly to the high cost of production due to the increase in farm inputs such as seeds and pesticides, and fertilizers which recently shot up to more than 3000 shillings.
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