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RE: INVITATION TO A CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON KEPHIS FEES AND CHARGES

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is a regulatory body established under KEPHIS Act No. 54 of 2012 whose mandate is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to promote food security and national growth.

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Potato Production Set to Increase as 52 Varieties Released by KEPHIS and Breeders

Kitale - Trans Nzoia County is Kenya's bread basket, known for growing predominantly maize, which is Kenya's staple food. However, maize production in the area and in other counties has faced pests and disease challenges. Top of mind is the fall army worm that has affected many counties and the Maize Lethal Disease that affected the crop a few years ago.

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KEPHIS AND STAKEHOLDERS TRAIN FARMERS ON GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

Riat, Nyatike Constituency - Riat is an area in Nyatike Constituency near Sito Valley. Farmers in the valley grow sugarcane (seed cane), bananas, beans, maize, kales, watermelon, groundnuts and mangoes. There are streams that flow through the valley all year round. The region is also in close proximity to Lake Victoria. (Sito is the dholuo corruption of the word Store, meaning the valley has abundance of food).

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MAINTAIN STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPORTS, EXPORTERS TOLD

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Propagators and exporters of plants for planting have been urged to thoroughly understand the market requirements of importing countries to avoid interceptions of their produce. Addressing over 50 participants at Headquarters, KEPHIS MD Dr. Esther Kimani advised that the market requirements of the key European Union Market, for instance, where most of Kenya's horticultural produce is exported, are stringent and dynamic, hence exporters need to be always updated so their produce reaches the destination.

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UGANDA Officers on a study tour of KEPHIS

KEPHIS Headquarters – Dr. Isaac Macharia, GM Phytosanitary Services (3rd right)and Mr. James Ang’awa GM Finance and Administration(centre) and KEPHIS officers with officers from the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda who were on a study tour of KEPHIS recently.

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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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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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