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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,

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KEPHIS Hosts Senior and High Level Government and other Stakeholders To Foster Corporation and Enhance Linkages

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi – KEPHIS hosted senior and high level government staff and other stakeholders to discuss and explore ways of working together to execute her mandate.


Standards Committee (SC)

The first session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-1 (2006)) established the Standards Committee (SC). The SC consists of 25 members from each of the seven FAO regions: four members each from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Near East; two from North America; and three from Southwest Pacific. The current membership of the Standards Committee is posted below.


Board of Directors on Familiarization Tour of Plant Inspection Unit, JKIA

Plant Inspection Unit, JKIA, Nairobi – The recently appointed KEPHIS Board of Directors held a familiarization tour of the KEPHIS plant inspection unit offices at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, where they saw firsthand the inspection of produce destined for overseas markets.


KEPHIS Engages Farmers in West Pokot on French Beans Farming

Sigor, West Pokot – West Pokot is an arid area in western Kenya that borders Uganda. Farmers here grow seed maize, sorghum and okra at Wei Wei irrigation scheme in Sigor. They also grow mangoes and other fruits, as well as onions near Ortum. Other farmers rear livestock. KEPHIS through the Kitale regional office inspects various crops here during the active growth stage as part its regulatory role.


KEPHIS Opens Office in Nyeri to Bring Services Closer to The People

Nyeri – KEPHIS has opened a satellite office in Nyeri to bring services closer to stakeholders, particularly farmers in the area. Requests had been made by stakeholders and the county government of Nyeri for KEPHIS to open the office so as to bring services closer to the people.


CS Bett Visits internationally Acclaimed KEPHIS Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

KEPHIS headquarters, Nairobi – The CS Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Willy Bett visited the KEPHIS laboratory complex and saw firsthand how produce destined for the European Union (EU) market undergoes analyses before export.



Njukiri showground, Embu – The Embu Agricultural Society of Kenya show is the largest in the region, covering Embu, Kirinyaga, part of Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties. Agriculture is the backbone and livelihood of the people of Embu with about 70% of people employed in the sector.


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