Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy,
Upcoming News & Events
- International Show at Mkomani Showgrounds
KEPHIS Ag. MD Dr. Esther Kimani(2nd right) shows the Ag. Cabinet Secretary Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Adan Mohamed how the KEPHIS analytical chemistry laboratory works during the recently concluded Mombasa International Show at Mkomani Showgrounds. KEPHIS engaged more than 500 farmers, businessmen and the public who came to the stand on the mandate of seed certification, plant variety protection and analytical services.
- Coming Up..
This week we are at the Mombasa International Show at Mkomani showgrounds. Mombasa is a strategic city, as it is the gateway to east and central Africa. KEPHIS facilitates the import and export of plant and plant material through the Port of Mombasa. Key exports include our world famous tea, coffee, sisal, beans, green grams and the imports include wheat, rice, and various crop seeds such as onion, capsicum, tomato seed, potatoes and fresh produce such as oranges, apples, garlic. Come and talk to us about how to improve your agricultural productivity in this coastal region as well as in your county. Karibuni Mombasa!
- 3rd Annual Seed Potato Course to Address Institutional, Organizational and Policy Aspects in the Seed Potato Sector
Nairobi, KEPHIS headquarters – KEPHIS will next week host the 3rd annual seed potato production course for one week for county officers of agriculture from Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Kericho, Nakuru, Nyeri and Meru. These are the counties with the highest production in Kenya.
- Kilifi Farmers Educated On Good Agricultural Practices at Field Day
Kizingo, Kilifi County – KEPHIS and the County Government of Kilifi organized a farmers field day in the county, where over 600 farmers learned about the recommended seed and crop varieties for planting, the importance of laboratory analyses of their agricultural inputs and how to manage pests and diseases for increased food production leading to improved livelihoods in their county.
- Second Set of Mango Fruit Fly Traps Launched in Elgeyo Marakwet County
AIC Cheptebo, Elgeyo Marakwet County – A second set of mango fruit fly traps were officially launched in Elgeyo Marakwet County, in an effort to control the pest and enhance access of the fruit to global markets.
- Electronic Certification System Upgraded to Enhance Plant Exports
The Electronic Certification System (ECS) has been upgraded, giving plant material exporters a faster and more efficient platform to export their consignments.
Features of the upgraded System include improved usability of the system to clients; more responsibility over the contents of the consignments will be borne by the exporter who will ensure the integrity of the consignment(s) before export.
- KEPHIS Working To Establish Pest Free Areas In Mango Growing Counties
Tot, Elgeyo Marakwet County - KEPHIS in collaboration with the County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet held a farmers field day and sensitization forum recently to inform, and educate mango farmers in the county on the importance of using the fruit fly trap to eradicate the mango fruit fly, thereby enhancing market access to the key European Union (EU) market.