KEPHIS Kisumu regional office is situated at Kenya Ports Authority-ICD office along Kisumu-Kibos Road. The regional office covers nine (9) counties in Nyanza and part of the Western Region namely; Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties.
The office has other affiliated offices including Busia Plant Inspection Unit located at Busia Custom’s yard, Isebania Plant Inspection Unit located at Isebania Custom’s yard, Kisumu Pier office situated at Kisumu Pier and Kisumu International Airport office located at Kisumu International Airport.
The regional office has been in operation in the region since January 2006.
The major services offered include;
1. Seed Certification services
- Licensing of seed sellers
- Registration of seed crops
- Seed Field Inspections
2. Phytosanitary Services
- Plant Inspection and the border points
- On-farm inspections
- Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates (PC)
- Issuance of Plant Import Permits (PIP)
- Nursery inspection and certification
- Facility inspection/ certification
- Farm visits (pest management)
3. Plant Variety Protection
- Establishment of NPT and DUS trials and data collection
4. Farmer Advisory Services
- for walk-in customers/farmers, farm visits, and during exhibition, field days, and Agricultural shows
1. Statistical Information
Information that could be included on the Home page from our region include:-
- Certified Nurseries within the Region
|#||County/Sub-County/Town or Centre||Nursery Name & Address, Contacts||Seedling Type|
P.o Box 144-50104,
Tel: +254 735680958
|2||Kisumu||Green Future Society Tel: +254 727969911||Avocado-1000
|Kisumu||National Irrigation Board-Ahero
Tel: +254 722886341
|3||Kisii||Aberdare Technology Ltd
P.o. Box 418-01000
|Kisii||Agroplant Technology Ltd
P.o Box 275-40400
|5||Siaya||Hill View Investment 2015 Ltd
P.o Box 219-40600 Siaya
Tel: +254 708183641
|Siaya||Lake Kanyaboli Nursery
P. O Box 1131-40600
Tel: +254 720425420
b. List of commodities imported in the region in the last financial year.
|Commodity||Quantity in Kg|
|Cotton Seed Meal||421,000|
c. List of exported commodities within the region in the last Financial Year.
|Commodity||Quantity in Kg|
|Brachiara Mulato (Ii) Seeds||50|
d. Germ Plasm exchange (Imports) within the region in the last financial year.
|Germ Plasm||Importer||Quantity (Kgs)||Country of Origin|
|Brachiara sp.||Advantage Crops LTD||300||Mexico|
|Brasiacea sp.||Advantage Crops LTD||1||U.S.A|
|oryza sativa||Prof. Ayiecho Olweny||7.5||China|
|Pongamia spp.||David Ligare||1,000,000 plantlets||India|
|Cocoa sp.||KALRO Muguga||300||Accra, Ghana|
|Sorghum bicolor||Dr. Evans Ouma||2||Australia|
|Onions||Adantage Crops LTD||0.3||U.S.A|
|Tomato||Advantage CROPS LTD||1.9||U.S.A|
|Water Melon||Adantage Crops LTD||1.8||U.S.A|
|Capsicum sp.||Adantage Crops LTD||0.3||U.S.A|
|Sorghum bicolor||Evans Ouma||3.2||Mali|
|Brassica sp.||Christine Omboko||0.1||Tanzania|
|Black Nightshade||Christine Omboko||0.02||Tanzania|
|phaseolus sp.||Reuben Otsyula||6.8||Uganda|
Germ Plasm exchange (Export) within the region in the last financial year.
|Germ Plasm||Importer||Quantity (Kgs)||Destination|
|Oryza sativa||Winfred Kore Kauro||0.11||Ivory Coast|
Number of seed sellers within the region.
2. Frequently Asked Questions
What is the procedure of registration as a seed stockiest?
- What are the requirement for importation/exportation of plant material?
- What are the procedure for soil sampling and analysis and what are the charges?
- Which varieties are suitable for planting in our region? Do KEPHIS produce seed?
- How can I know fake seed? What are the services offered by KEPHIS?
- What are the charges for nursery inspection? What are the procedure for nursery certification?
3. CSS Activity within the Region
KEPHIS Kisumu Region was tasked by Corporate Social Sustainability Committee to undertake the above activity as per our PC and work plan for 2018/2019 financial year. In line with this, Lunza Primary school in Butere Sub County, Kakamega County was identified for the CCS activity. The school has an active 4K club and has been involved in production of beans and maize on small scale on its approximately 2 Acres of land with permanent source of water from their borehole.
After deliberation with the school management, a greenhouse with complete piping water system and storage main water tank was installed to the site and two hybrid tomato seedlings (Tylca F1 and Proster F1) was planted in the green house on 6th April 2019. Additionally, during the onset of rains several Maize Varieties, Beans, Soya beans, Sweet potatoes, Upland rice varieties was planted by our staff together with 4K club pupils.
The objective was to impart knowledge to school pupil with farming technologies in addition to use of certified seed, management of pests and diseases on crops and other KEPHIS services and our mandates in Protecting Kenya’s Agriculture.