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.

Hence, if a crop variety is bred in South Korea and applies for protection in Kenya, KEPHIS doesn’t have to repeat the DUS process and vice versa. This is in line with provisions of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), a global body that provides guidelines for protection of new varieties of plants.  Kenya and South Korea are members of UPOV and KEPHIS is the custodian of plant breeders rights in Kenya as well as the plant breeders rights register.
South Korea is increasingly breeding agricultural crop varieties such as wheat and rice ornamentals and marketing them in Kenya.
Speaking during the occasion, KEPHIS MD Dr. Esther Kimani said KEPHIS was ready to facilitate Korean plant breeders who want to market their varieties in Kenya and ensure that the varieties are protected.
“We are happy to see greater collaboration between Kenya and South Korea; KEPHIS exists to facilitate business and we are ready to facilitate Korean breeders who want to market their varieties,” she said.
The Director General of the Korea Seed and Variety Service Dr. Oh Byeong Seok said his country was looking forward to working on better quality plant protection with KEPHIS.

Top and above: KEPHIS MD Dr Esther Kimani and South Korea Director General of the Korea Seed and Variety Service Dr. Oh Byeong Seok sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two countries share Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability reports on the protection of crop varieties bred in the two countries

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