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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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THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO(IFTEX), 7TH JUNE 2017, VISA OSHWAL CENTRE, PARKLANDS, NAIROBI

SPEECH BY DR. ESTHER KIMANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENYA PLANT HEALTH INSPECTORATE SERVICE (KEPHIS) DURING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO(IFTEX), 7TH JUNE 2017, VISA OSHWAL CENTRE, PARKLANDS, NAIROBI

 

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Potato Meeting Sees Opportunities for Immense Growth and Expansion despite Disease Challenges.

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi – Potato growers, merchants, stakeholders and farmers in potato production have been urged to exploit the available opportunities in the potato value chain and leverage on the challenges facing maize to increase potato production.

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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 Signs MOU with South Korea on Report Sharing of Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability Tests of Crop Varieties

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Kenya through KEPHIS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of South Korea that will see the sharing of Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) reports between the two countries.

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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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SEED POTATO PRODUCTION & SUPPLY COURSE 2017

The course is intended for public and private agricultural professionals working in potato seed potato development, production and supply as well as in related fields.

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