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
- KEPHIS To Take Part in the Nairobi International Trade Fair
Nairobi – As is the tradition, KEPHIS will take part in the Nairobi International Trade Fair, slated to take place from 29th September 2015 - 4th October 2015 at the Jamhuri Park show grounds.
- 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.
- Plant Import and Quarantine Regulatory System Launched to Track, Trace and Manage Plant Imports
Nairobi - The Plant Import and Quarantine Regulatory System(PIQRS) has been launched to track, trace and manage plant imports into the county.
- Kericho Governor Chepkwony Praises KEPHIS World Class Laboratories
Kephis Headquarters - Kericho Governor Prof. Paul Chepkwony has praised the plant health laboratories at KEPHIS, stating they are among the best in the world.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call to the Corporation, the Governor also urged the government and stakeholders in the agriculture sector to protect Kenya’s laboratories as they are “the face of Kenya.”