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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.

KEPHIS was formed by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act 2012 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

Burundi Delegates Visit KEPHIS to Benchmark on Global Accredited Laboratories

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi – A delegation from the Government of Burundi was at KEPHIS Headquarters to experience firsthand KEPHIS globall...

Cassava Project Technology Develops Resistance to the Cassava Brown Streak Disease

Stakeholders in the Cassava Value chain have met at KEPHIS Headquarters in Nairobi to come up with a road map for the Cassava seed system. T...

Disability Mainstreaming Committee trained on Incorporating Persons with Disabilities in Every Day Work and Life

Members of the Disability Mainstreaming Committee learning sign language and pose for a group photo. This was part of several sessions where...

Important Message from KEPHIS

Headquarters - As you are all aware, the seed certification and plant variety automated system was launched in December 2020 in a bid to inc...

Brian Kipruto Kibet Crowned Winner of the Students Essay Writing Competition

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Brian Kipruto Kibet, 22, is the winner of the Students Essay Writing Competition. Kibet focused on Theme #4 w...

3rd Phytosanitary Conference Celebrates the International Year of Plant Health with Calls to Protect Plants for Posterity

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi – The 3rd Phytosanitary Conference commenced with delegates celebrating the International Year of Plant Health...

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Laws, Regulations and Rules under Review or Development

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012 prescribes under Schedule 1 The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 as one of the laws to be implemented by the Service. The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 is currently under review to strengthen the regulatory framework for prevention of introduction and management of plant pests and disease in Kenya.

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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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