2020 The International Year of Plant Health


International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH 2020) was officially declared by the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20th December 2018.
Why an IYPH 2020?
National, regional and global plant health organizations need to raise awareness of the importance and positive impacts of plant health in addressing issues of global importance, including hunger, poverty, threats to the environment and economic development.
Why do we need to raise awareness for plant health?
·In recent years the risks of pest movement and introduction into new areas have increased dramatically.
· Increased trade in plant commodities and products and the effects of climate change provide easier opportunities for pests, weeds and disease causing organisms to enter establish and spread into new environments.
·Over the same time period, the human and monetary resources of plant health services and plant protection research and educational services have consistently decreased.
To tackle these challenges, it is essential to raise the awareness of the importance of plant health to both decision-makers and the general public.

Upcoming News & Events

KEPHIS and the County Government of Kirinyaga Promote Hass Avocado Variety and Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato during Farmers Field Day

Kirinyaga - KEPHIS in conjunction with the County Government of Kirinyaga held a field day at Karumandi ward, Kamwiti farm whose aim was to promote the production of clean orange fleshed sweet potato and avocado Hass variety seedlings. Approximately 300 farmers attended the function.


European Union and Australian Exporters Consultative Meeting Charts Ways to Mitigate Against Interceptions of Produce

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - KEPHIS held a consultative meeting with over 200 exporters to the European Union (EU) and Australian markets at its headquarters whose aim was to come up with ways to curb pests of concern to those markets.


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