KEPHIS will host the 2nd Phytosanitary Conference from 4th - 8th June 2018 at KEPHIS Headquarters, Karen, Nairobi. This year's theme is Phytosanitary Systems for Safe Trade and Food Security.Delegates will discuss pertinent issues on plant trade, pests and diseases. 100 participants from across Kenya and Africa are expected from National Plant Protection Organizations, government, farmers, exporter organizations, international and donor agencies, among others.

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KEPHIS TRAINS HORTICULTURAL EXPORTERS ON COMPLIANCE TO MARKET REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD SAFETY

 

KEPHIS MD Dr. Esther Kimani (centre) with horticulture exporters after a training on compliance to market requirements for food safety

 

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi -KEPHIS has trained 65 horticultural export companies on the European Union (EU) requirements, food safety and pesticide residue analysis.

 

KEPHIS MD Dr. Esther Kimani urged the exporters to comply with market requirements to maintain and also increase the market for their produce. She encouraged them to put in place working systems, look for less harsh methods of pest management practices, use chemicals as recommended by the Pesticide Control Products Board (PCPB) and the right production procedures to reduce the number of interceptions.

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Kericho Leaders Sensitized on the Importance of Hass Avocado

Kapsoit Polytechnic, Kericho - KEPHIS was once again in Kapsoit, Kericho County to sensitize the farmers and residents on good agricultural practices for growing avocado, particularly the hass variety.

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Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants Technical Working Party Agriculture Meeting in Kenya
Naivasha, Kenya – The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants formed Technical Working Parties (TWP) that are mandated to develop test guidelines of the varieties of species of crops that are protected for the Plant Breeders Rights (PBR).

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MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC STATES AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (ACP-EU) TOUR THE KEPHIS LABORATORY COMPLEX

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States - European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly toured the KEPHIS state of the art laboratory complex during their 15th regional meeting of the East African Region hosted by the Parliament of Kenya.

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Grow Potatoes for Nutrition and Food Availability, Farmers Urged During Moiben Field Day

Moiben, Uasin Gishu County - Over 700 farmers attended the Moiben Potato Field Day where over 10 varieties of potatoes were displayed and shown to be a crop that can promote food availability in the country.

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