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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

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...

STAK and KEPHIS Meet to Discuss Seed Trade Facilitation

The Seed Trade Association of Kenya(STAK) Board met with KEPHIS management to discuss seed industry matters. The meeting was part of stakeho...

You Do Not Have to Sleep Hungry, Be Poor or Import Food from neighboring Counties if you Practice Effective Agriculture, Farmers urged in Kwale County

Dzombo, Lunga Lunga - Farmers in Kwale County have been urged to adopt and implement effective farming techniques to grow crops to foster fo...

Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30th June 2020

Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30th June 2020 | Download

Mtaa Primary School Gets Facelift for Better Educational Environment

Kinango, Kwale County - A few weeks ago, KEPHIS donated cement, roofing sheets, timber, nails and other materials to help construct two roof...

Korea Coffee Expo to Promote Kenya’s Coffee and other Produce for Economic Growth and Development

Seoul, S. Korea - The Korea Coffee Expo opened its doors for a 3-day exhibition and Kenya had the privilege of setting its stand at the exhi...

FCM (False Codling Moth) Control & Management

Prevention is the preferred practice when dealing with the false codling moth.

KEPHIS Meets With Former Ambassador to South Korea to Discuss Exports of Broccoli and Unripe Bananas

KEPHIS today met with former Ambassador to South Korea H.E. Ngovi Kitau to discuss exports of broccoli and unripe bananas to the Asian natio...

KEPHIS Builds Capacity on Climate Smart Agriculture to Women's Group in Kilifi County

Jibana, Kaloleni - Kaloleni is in Kilifi county which is one of the six coastal counties in Kenya. It is also one of the homes of the Miji...

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...

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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

Past Events at KEPHIS

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Mini Gallery

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Years of Experience

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Regional Offices

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Specialized Laboratories