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About KEPHIS

To protect plants from pests, weeds and invasive species. To facilitate review and strengthening of the policy, legal and regulatory framework, so that it is in tandem with both local and international agricultural sector emerging issues. To contribute towards improved levels of agricultural productivity. To support compliance with market requirements. To build adequate technical and infrastructural capacity to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of the KEPHIS mandate. To mobilize adequate financial resources and ensure optimal allocation and utilization to enable full implementation of planned programmers and activities. To enhance synergies through information and resource sharing with stakeholders and partners. To enhance the visibility and corporate image of KEPHIS The following strategic themes, issues, objectives and strategies have been identified as priority areas for implementation in the plan period for KEPHIS to successfully achieve its mandate, mission and vision.

 

To protect plants from pests, weeds and invasive species. To facilitate review and strengthening of the policy, legal and regulatory framework, so that it is in tandem with both local and international agricultural sector emerging issues. To contribute towards improved levels of agricultural productivity. To support compliance with market requirements. To build adequate technical and infrastructural capacity to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of the KEPHIS mandate. To mobilize adequate financial resources and ensure optimal allocation and utilization to enable full implementation of planned programmers and activities. To enhance synergies through information and resource sharing with stakeholders and partners. To enhance the visibility and corporate image of KEPHIS The following strategic themes, issues, objectives and strategies have been identified as priority areas for implementation in the plan period for KEPHIS to successfully achieve its mandate, mission and vision.

 

  Theme 1: Protection of Plant Resources

 

Strategic Issue 1: Pests, weeds and invasive species managemant
Objective 1: To protect plants from pests, weeds and invasive species
Strategies:

1.1.Enhance diagnostic and advisory services
1.2.Safeguard against introduction and spread of harmful organisms
1.3.Support implementation of Biosafety Act
1.4.Enforce regulations on imports while facilitating trade
1.5.Carry out pest surveillance, monitoring, emergency response and reporting

  Theme 2: Legal and Regulatory Framework

 

Strategic Issue 2: There are gaps in the existing policy, legal and regulatory framework in relation to prevailing local, regional and international agricultural development issues
Objective 2: To establish a robust, facilitative policy, legal and regulatory framework for KEPHIS

Strategies:


2.1.Identify the gaps in the policy, legal and regulatory framework
2.2.Develop and/or align the policies, legal and regulatory framework to prevailing local, regional and international frameworks
2.3.Lobby for enactment of revised policies, legal and regulatory framework

  Theme 3: Agricultural Productivity

 

Strategic Issue 3: Low levels of agricultural productivity
Objective 3: To contribute towards improved levels of agricultural productivity while responding to climate change

Strategies:

3.1.Facilitate introduction and production of quality inputs, establish pest free areas and improved technologies
3.2.Undertake Plant variety testing, release, registration and protection
3.3.Undertake Seed certification

  Theme 4: Trade Facilitation

 

Strategic Issue 4: Need to support Food safety, Market access and Compliance
Objective 4: To Support Food safety, Market access and Compliance

Strategies:

4.1.Ensure export certification and inspection
4.2.Undertake analysis of agricultural produce for contaminants
4.3.Facilitate research to enhance certification for regulation
4.4.Participate in standard setting, review and harmonization and market access negotiations

  Theme 5: Capacity Building

 

Strategic Issue 5: Inadequate capacity to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of the KEPHIS mandate
Objective 5: To build staff, stakeholders and infrastructural capacity to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of the KEPHIS mandate.

Strategies:

5.1. Enhance staffing levels and skills
5.2. Implement Human Resource Best Practices
5.3. Enhance capacity for stakeholders and SMEs
5.4. Enhance ICT infrastructure and systems
5.5. Improve automation of KEPHIS operations (upgrade existing systems and development of new systems)
5.6. Enhance the infrastructural facilities
5.7. Enhance Asset management
5.8. Enhance Performance Management
5.9. Develop and Implement a Risk management system
5.10.Enhance the Centre for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE)

  Theme 6: Resource Mobilization and Management

 

Strategic Issue 6: Limited financial resources and sub-optimal resource allocation and utilization.
Objective 6: To mobilize adequate financial resources and ensure optimal allocation and utilization for full implementation of programmes and activities

Strategies:

6.1.Broaden Service and Product base
6.2.Enhance Fundraising
6.3.Implement Sound Financial Management

  Theme 7: Stakeholder Alliances and Partnerships

 

Strategic Issue 7: Need to enhance synergy collaboration and linkages with stakeholders and partners
Objective 7: To enhance synergies through collaboration and linkages with stakeholders and partners

Strategies:

7.1.Stakeholder analysis and mapping
7.2.Enhance interaction with stakeholders and partners
7.3.Enhance customer relations and feedback 7.4.Promote co-regulation with stakeholders

  Theme 8: Corporate Brand Image

 

Strategic Issue 8: Need to enhance the visibility and Corporate brand of KEPHIS
Objective 8: To enhance the visibility and corporate image of KEPHIS

Strategies:

8.1.Undertake Corporate Social Sustainability (CSS) initiatives
8.2.Enhance communication and image-building framework
8.3.Undertake Corporate Re-branding