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KEPHIS AND STAKEHOLDERS TRAIN FARMERS ON GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

Riat, Nyatike Constituency - Riat is an area in Nyatike Constituency near Sito Valley. Farmers in the valley grow sugarcane (seed cane), bananas, beans, maize, kales, watermelon, groundnuts and mangoes. There are streams that flow through the valley all year round. The region is also in close proximity to Lake Victoria. (Sito is the dholuo corruption of the word Store, meaning the valley has abundance of food).

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MAINTAIN STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPORTS, EXPORTERS TOLD

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Propagators and exporters of plants for planting have been urged to thoroughly understand the market requirements of importing countries to avoid interceptions of their produce. Addressing over 50 participants at Headquarters, KEPHIS MD Dr. Esther Kimani advised that the market requirements of the key European Union Market, for instance, where most of Kenya's horticultural produce is exported, are stringent and dynamic, hence exporters need to be always updated so their produce reaches the destination.

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INVITATION TO A CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON KEPHIS (FEES AND CHARGES) RULES, 2017

KEPHIS offers services which include;

Seed Certification, Plant Variety Protection, Phytosanitary (plant health) services and Analytical Chemistry services (supports the administration and enforcement of food safety measures). The corporation is also mandated to protect Kenya’s agriculture and environment from the introduction of foreign pests and diseases.In order to provide and sustain these services, KEPHIS has been charging for all its services.

 We would therefore wish to review our charges which are contained in the legal notice 48 .In view of this we are inviting you to a stakeholder consultative public awareness meeting which will be held on Thursday 13th July, 2017 at 9.00 am at Headquarters conference Hall. 


Click Here For the Invitation Letter.

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UGANDA Officers on a study tour of KEPHIS

KEPHIS Headquarters – Dr. Isaac Macharia, GM Phytosanitary Services (3rd right)and Mr. James Ang’awa GM Finance and Administration(centre) and KEPHIS officers with officers from the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda who were on a study tour of KEPHIS recently.

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KEPHIS and Kericho County Train Farmers on Mitigating against the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease

Cheborgei, Kericho County - Farmers in Kericho County have been urged to plant alternative crops to counter the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. Speaking during a farmers field day in Cheborgei, Agriculture Principal Secretary Dr. Richard Lesiyampe advised the farmers that tolerant varieties were available and farmers should plant these so the disease is minimized.

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Kisii Farmers Urged to Produce Avocadoes for the Local Market and for Export

Kisii - Farmers in Kisii County have been urged to diversity to avocado farming to improve their standards of living.
Addressing over 500 farmers in Kenyenya Stadium in Kisii County, CS Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Willy Bett advised the farmers that Hass, Fuerte and Pinkerton varieties were in high demand in overseas markets and they should take advantage to grow the varieties. "You have a conducive climate and fertile soils to produce avocado and also process into oil as value addition," he stated.

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KEPHIS Producing Sweet Potato Vines for Health and Food Security

Muguga - The KEPHIS Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Station (PQBS) in Muguga plays an important role in plant protection through facilitation of safe transfer of plant genetic materials by preventing the introduction of plant pests, diseases and noxious weeds. The station is the centre of excellence in germplasm exchange and distribution.

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