Date: 25th
Month: AUG
Year: 2020

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. Agrina Mussa paid a courtesy call to KEPHIS to see firsthand a potato project being implemented by KEPHIS, the Centre for Biosciences International(CABI), KALRO and the International Potato Centre.

The Project aims to address the low potato yield in Kenya by addressing various potato diseases such as Black leg, Soft rot and Ring rot. The Potato Diseases Surveillance in Kenya is a one year project that focuses on the potato growing counties of Nyandarua, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru and Narok. She also visited the globally acclaimed Analytical Chemistry and Food Safety Laboratory to see how analyses of agricultural produce, destined for overseas countries, is done to meet the market requirements. H.E. Mussa also familiarized herself with the KEPHIS Internship Programme, where graduates from universities are placed in various departments at KEPHIS to gain work experience to be further prepared for the job market.


Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. Agrina Mussa when she paid a courtesy call to KEPHIS Headquarters to familiarize herself with the Potato Diseases Surveillance in Kenya project being implemented jointly by KEPHIS, the Centre for Biosciences International(CABI), KALRO and the International Potato Centre(CIP).

 

H.E. Mussa (2nd from right) being familiarized with the KEPHIS Internship Programme, where graduates from universities are placed in various departments at KEPHIS to gain work experience to be further prepared for the job market.

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