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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

Requirements for Export of Unripe Bananas and Broccoli to Korea

Only unripe bananas are permitted for export to Korea in the category of fresh fruits. Broccoli is also permitted in the category of fresh s...

KEPHIS Officially Commissions Three New Vehicles at Headquarters

KEPHIS Board Chairman Mr. Robin Achoki officially commissioned three new vehicles at headquarters which will be used for field work as KEPHI...

KEPHIS Congratulates Kenya Ports Authority

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Congratulates Kenya Ports Authority on the momentous occasion of the operationalization of...

South Korea Market ready for Kenya’s Brocolli and unripe Bananas

Kenya in May 2015 initiated a bilateral agreement with a view of accessing the Republic of South Korea market for various products from Keny...

Youth Trained on Benefits of Avocado Farming

Nairobi(Online) - KEPHIS has trained Youth for Our Planet group on avocado production, emphasizing that Kenya’s avocadoes are among the best...

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

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

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

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

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

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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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What Happened at KEPHIS

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Years of Experience

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Regional Offices

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Specialized Laboratories