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COLLABORATING WITH INSTITUTIONS & LEADERS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICUTURE
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
KEPHIS LABORATORIES PERFORM DIAGNOSTICS FOR PLANT PESTS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
OFFERING PLANT PATHOLOGY CLINIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
OFFERING PHYTOSANITARY SERVICES TO MEET QUALITY STANDARDS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
ENSURE ALL EXPORT & IMPORT SEEDS MEET GAZETTED STANDARDS
Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service

Welcome to KEPHIS

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 impacts on the economy, the environment and human health.

It was formed under Plant Protection Act, (Cap 324) and its mission is to provide a science-based regulatory service by assuring plant health, quality of agricultural inputs and produce for food security, globally competitive agriculture and sustainable development

News & Events

Call for Comments on the Plant Protection Bill, 2020 and Draft Regulations

30 October 2020

Plant Protection Bill and Draft Regulations KEPHIS together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, with s...

KEPHIS Now at Huduma Centre, Eldoret

26 November 2020

KEPHIS is now at Huduma Centre in Eldoret! This is indeed good news as we endeavour to serve our customers and stakeholders in the North Rif...

National Defense College visits KEPHIS to Understand Mandate and Explore Areas of Mutual Cooperation

09 November 2020

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi – Nineteen members from the National Defense College(NDC) visited KEPHIS to understand the Corporation’s mandat...

KEPHIS Working with Stakeholders to Combat the Golden Apple Snail Outbreak

09 November 2020

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and stakeholders including the Kirinyaga county government are working round the clock to c...

The International Year of Plant Health Calls for Greater Care for Plants

27 October 2020

~ By Simeon Kibet ~ In 2018, the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2020 as the International Year of Pla...

Farmers in Trans Nzoia County Urged to Diversify for Nutrition and Food Security

23 October 2020

Farmers and county officials being shown various crops during the KEPHIS Kitale regional office farmers field day Kitale - KEPHIS held its...

Taking Diagnostics to a Higher Level of Quality Assurance

15 October 2020

Muguga - The KEPHIS Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Laboratory in Muguga has once again successfully attained accreditation of its testing...

Experts Review the Plant Protection Bill 2020 and Regulations

15 October 2020

Nairobi - Experts and stakeholders met to review the Plant Protection Bill 2020, whose main aim is to enhance plant health operations in the...

Malawian High Commissioner’s Visit to KEPHIS Headquarters

15 October 2020

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. Agrina Mussa paid a courtesy call to KEPHIS to see firsthand a potat...

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Published Article

2020 The International Year of Plant Health

International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH 2020) was officially declared by the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20th December 2018.

Why an IYPH 2020?

National, regional and global plant health organizations need to raise awareness of the importance and positive impacts of plant health 

The International Year of Plant Health
Safe Seeds Import Facilitation

Import Requirements


  • Biological Requirements

    Importation of the Biological Based Organisms and Related Products.   Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), as the secretariat to The Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and...


  • Import Certification System

    Automated Support System for the Importation of Phytosanitary Consignments (ASSIP).   The Automated Support System for the Importation of Phytosanitary Consignments (ASSIP) is a revolutionary...


  • Seed Import

    Plant Import & Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS).   The Plant Import and Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS) is a Business to Government and Government to business web based system designed to...

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