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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

STATEMENT ON FAKE JOBS AT KEPHIS

Our attention has been drawn to some fraudulent individuals/agencies approaching job seekers through phone calls, WhatsApp and other social...

Good Agricultural Practices Showcased at the Tana River Agricultural Trade Fair

Hola – The Tana River County government hosted an agro-inputs Trade Fair at Hola Catholic Church grounds to demonstrate innovative agricultu...

Gatsby Africa donates tablets to KEPHIS for enhanced seed inspections

Gatsby Africa has donated 30 tablets to KEPHIS that will facilitate KEPHIS inspectors to undertake seed inspection activities. The items hav...

Seed Industry Engages on Experiences and Challenges on Seed Production and Certification

Headquarters, Nairobi – KEPHIS has held a consultative meeting with the seed industry stakeholders aimed at sharing protocols on certificati...

Climate Smart Crop Varieties for Nutrition and Food Security

KEPHIS and seed companies have developed and released(made available for multiplication) climate smart crop varieties to enhance harvests. T...

KEPHIS Shines at the 2022 Eldoret National Show

Eldoret Showgrounds - Glad to have participated at the Eldoret National Show, where we scooped a 1st position, 1 Runners Up Position and fou...

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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 and The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Cap 326 as some 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.

Regulations under Cap 324 have also been developed to provide for the better carrying into effect the provisions of the law. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Plant Breeder’s Rights Regulations 2022 and Forest Tree Seeds Regulations 2021) under Cap 326 are also currently under review/development to promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society and the governance of Forest tree seeds respectively.

The bill, regulations and rules under review or development are:-

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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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What Happened at KEPHIS

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