The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service is a regulatory body established under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) pursuant to Legal Notice No. 305 of 18th October 1996. The Corporation commenced operations in 1997.
This Charter is a commitment by KEPHIS to improve service delivery to clients and other stakeholders. It also serves to enhance public awareness on the organizations regulatory role.
Vision The lead regulatory agency in agriculture.
To provide an effective and efficient science-based regulatory service for assurance on quality of agricultural inputs and produce thereby promoting sustainable economic growth and development.
Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) tests for grant of Plant Breeders Rights.
National Performance Trials (value for cultivation) for variety release and commercialization.
Registration of seed merchants.
Licensing of seed sellers.
Registration of seed growers.
Seed field inspections.
Inspection of seeds during processing.
Seed sampling and testing.
Post control verification.
Post certification surveys.
Inspection of import and export plant materials.
Pest and disease diagnosis
Enforcement of Biosafety requirements
Analysis of agricultural inputs (fertilizer, soil, agrochemicals etc).
Agrochemical residue analysis in agricultural produce and animal tissues.
Environmental monitoring for contaminants.
Trade facilitation, training and technical support.