For a long time, Kyengia village members were unaware of their fertile soils, favourable for Irish potato farming. This discovery was made during a training session on seed varieties and quality control conducted by FCI field officers. After this training, Mr.Mwokozi, a CPG member planted potatoes in a quarter acre piece of land and was expecting to harvest them by end of February 2014.
Through the SMART project, FCI staff established demonstration plots for five varieties of Irish potatoes i.e. CIP, Sherekea, Meru, Tengeru, Ahsante and Obama within the commercial villages. CV members and Kyengia community in general ,were amazed by the performance of the six Irish potato varieties.
FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond