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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

Rose Cut Flower Growers and Exporters Virtual Meeting to Mitigate the False Coddling Moth

09 April 2021

Nairobi – Rose flower growers and exporters have been urged to put measures in place to mitigate against the False Coddling Moth (FCM) in or...

KEPHIS Board at KALRO Thika to access NPT Trials of Bt Maize

25 March 2021

KALRO, Thika – Some KEPHIS Board members visited the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization(KALRO) in Thika where they asses...

KEPHIS Begins Development of the National Phytosanitary Policy to Prevent Introduction of Pests and Expedite Trade

17 March 2021

Upper Hill, Nairobi – KEPHIS has started the development of the National Phytosanitary Policy to guide the agriculture sector on interventio...

KEPHIS and National Biosafety Authority Board Members undergo capacity building on Biosafety Risk Assessment and Genome Editing Technologies in Kenya

04 March 2021

Westlands, Nairobi – KEPHIS and National Biosafety Authority Boards of Directors have gone through a two-day training on Biosafety Risk Asse...

KEPHIS and Thailand discuss ways of expanding exports of Kenya’s Horticultural Produce

01 March 2021

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi - Kenya's Ambassador to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar H.E. Lindsay Kiptiness today paid a court...

Food Crops made available for Multiplication to boost Government Food Security Efforts

25 February 2021

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi- Seventeen varieties of crops have been released to boost efforts towards the Government’s Big 4 Agenda pillar...

Advertisement - Authorization of Seed Inspectors, Seed Samplers and Seed Analysts

23 February 2021

Under Section 3B of the Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Kenya Plant Health Service (KEPHIS) may authorize competent private or public persons...

KEPHIS sensitizes Tomato and Capsicum Stakeholders on Mandatory Testing for Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) in Tomato and Capsicum Imports

22 February 2021

Headquarters, Nairobi - KEPHIS conducted an awareness meeting with 50 tomato and capsicum seed stakeholders aimed at notifying them on emerg...

Amb. Tabu Irina’s visit to the KEPHIS MD

12 February 2021

Kenya's Ambassador-Designate to Japan H.E. Amb. Tabu Irina, MBS, paid a courtesy call to the KEPHIS MD Prof. Theophilus Mutui where they dis...

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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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What Happened at KEPHIS

Past Events at KEPHIS

KEPHIS Media Center

Mini Gallery

25

Years of Experience

18

Regional Offices

9

Specialized Laboratories