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 in addressing issues of global importance, including hunger, poverty, threats to the environment and economic development.
Why do we need to raise awareness for plant health?
·In recent years the risks of pest movement and introduction into new areas have increased dramatically.
· Increased trade in plant commodities and products and the effects of climate change provide easier opportunities for pests, weeds and disease causing organisms to enter establish and spread into new environments.
·Over the same time period, the human and monetary resources of plant health services and plant protection research and educational services have consistently decreased.
To tackle these challenges, it is essential to raise the awareness of the importance of plant health to both decision-makers and the general public.

Upcoming News & Events

KEPHIS trains persons with disabilities on fruit tree farming in Embu County

Embu – Fifty persons with disabilities (PWDs) were trained by KEPHIS on the importance of fruit tree farming in Embu County. 

The training, which included practical demonstration of grafting, was aimed at enabling the Big 4 Agenda by encouraging the farmers to plant fruit trees such as mangoes and avocadoes and nuts such as cashew and macadamia.


Please Vote for the Business Enabler of the Year Award

Mombasa - KEPHIS has been nominated by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the category of Award for Business Enabler of the Year during this year's Mombasa Business Awards.


KEPHIS Wins at the Aviation Business Excellence Awards

KEPHIS has emerged tops once again at the Aviation Excellence Business Awards(ABEA). The Corporation emerged the overall winners in the Best Government Services Category at a gala event held at the Emara ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.


Grow Avocado to Meet Market Requirements and to Enhance Livelihoods

Nyamaiya Stadium, Nyamira - Nyamaiya Stadium in Nyamira County played host to KEPHIS, the county government of Nyamira, the national government, three governors, members of the parliamentary committee on agriculture, members of parliament and over 2000 farmers who attended an exhibition that primarily aimed at empowering them to grow avocado for its medicinal, cosmetic and health benefits.



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