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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- 87 Superior Crop Varieties Released to Kenyan Farmers
Arwos, Nandi County – Eighty seven varieties of crops have been released to farmers to enhance food security in the country. New varieties of maize, wheat, potato, sugarcane, cowpea, beans, rice, soya beans, simsim, barley, sorghum, sweet potato, chickpea and pigeon pea have undergone rigorous tests by KEPHIS and found to be superior to the current ones currently being used by farmers countrywide.
- Kephis Scoops First Positions at the Mombasa International Show
Mombasa – KEPHIS took two first prize positions at the recently concluded Mombasa International Show at the Mkomani Showgrounds.
- Standards and Market Access Programme to Enhance Quality of Kenya’s Plant and Animal Exports
Nairobi - The Standards and Market Access Programme (SMAP) has been launched at the Serena Hotel with the overall aim of building Kenya’s capacity in exporting her agricultural and meat produce as well as enhance standards of her local produce.
- Press Statement: Notice To All Horticultural Fresh Produce Exporters And Producers.
Kenya’s horticultural sub-sector is a major source of employment, nutrition, food security, and wealth creation and is a source of raw materials for industries. The European Union (EU) is the single most important market for Kenya’s horticultural produce, earning the country approximately KES. 95 billion in foreign exchange (Economic Survey 2013); approximately 90% of this value is from the EU.
- KEPHIS Signs Mombasa Port Community Charter to Enhance Efficiency in Produce Clearance
Mombasa KEPHIS was one of the 25 Organizations based at the Port of Mombasa that signed the Mombasa Port Community Charter to enhance the speedy clearance of goods and services at the key eastern African entry and exit point.
- By Dr. James Onsando
Horticulture is among the leading contributors to Kenya’s agricultural GDP at 36%, and continues to grow at between 15 and 20 percent per year, employing over six million Kenyans directly or indirectly.
- Potato Production in Kenya to Gain Momentum after Release of 13 Varieties
KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Fifty (50) stakeholders from the potato industry attended a one day awareness forum at KEPHIS headquarters to understand more about the industry and chart the way forward for the tuber.