Training of Trainers workshop on Quality Management for Certification of Fruits and Vegetables that was held from 6th July to 10th July 2015.
There were 18 participants drawn from the sub-horticulture export sector (fruits and vegetables) comprising of regulators (KEPHIS, HCD, and PCPB), technical service providers (KARLO, MOALF), business member organizations (FPEAK, AAK) and exporters.
Training of Animal and plant health inspectorate Staff from Botswana on plant health inspectorate and Animal Issues at KEPHIS Kenya and Department of Veterinary Services, Kenya 22nd June to 31st July, 2015
The training involved three participants; the participants were involved in the training for six weeks. This training module was executed by the Department of Veterinary services (DVS) and Kenya Plant health inspectorate service (KEPHIS).
Technical staff training (Emerging issues like Tuta absoluta, false codling, MNLD, pest identification, diagnostics & management) 11th to 13th May 2015 KEPHIS Headquarters
A training was organized by the Center of Phytosanitary Execellence courtesy of the Regional Implementation Program (RIIP) to train inspectors on emerging issues. the training was attended by 16 staff selected from different KEPHIS offices.
TRAINING WORKSHOP OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION STAFF AND AGRODEALERS ON SEED PRODUCTION, PROCESSING & HANDLING AND MARKETING HELD BETWEEN 9TH -10 APRIL 2015 AT KEFRI, KITUI COUNTY
A training was organized by Farm Africa together with COPE for Agro dealers and Agricultural extension staff from 9th to 10th April, 2015 in Kitui County to address training needs under the innovative community based seed systems project in Kitui County.
During the training that took place from 1st to 5th December 2014, twenty seven (27) participants were trained on seed potato related issues. The participants were drawn from KEPHIS, plus other professional of public and private organizations working in the domain of potato development, seed potato production and seed sector development such as managers of seed companies handling production and marketing; seed and ware potato producers; national and County Government staff responsible for seed potato supply; regulatory agencies; senior technical staff involved in potato research, development and extension.
5TH ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON APPLICATION OF COMMERCIAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN KENYA 24th NOVEMBER to 26th NOVEMBER 2014, KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
OECD collaborates with governments to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world by holding capacity building workshops and development of training materials. Kenya became a member of the OECD Fruits and Vegetables Scheme in 2009. Since 2010, Kenya has been holding annual training workshops on application of fruits and vegetable standards in Kenya and East Africa. The 2014 International Workshop on Commercial quality standards for Fresh fruits and vegetables was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 24th to 26th November 2014 at KEPHIS Headquarters. the workshop was co funded with the Ceter of Phytosaniatary Execellence (COPE).
Phytosanitary training for Nyandarua West farmers, 20th November, 2014 at Oljororok PCEA Church Hall.
Oljororok in Nyandarua West has a number of small scale farmers growing cut flowers among other crops for export. In the recent past there has been an increase in interceptions of Kenya`s agricultural produce at major entry points on account of harmful organisms on these crops. In this regard, the Sub-County Agricultural office Nyandarua West made a request for training of farmers on Phytosanitary scheduled for 20th November 2014 at Oljororok PCEA Church hall. Fifty two farmers were trained during the one day course that focused on good agricultural practices.
Training of Farmers on grading of sweet potatoes for export at Kiptere Emmaus AGC, Kericho County on 13th November 2014
Kericho County organized a training for 54 growers from the Sigowet Sweet Potato Farmers Group on 13th November, 2014 at Kiptere Emmaus AGC, Kericho County. The Sigowet Sweet Potato Farmers Group is selling through an exporter called SACOMA from Kendu Bay to the UK. They have been selling 1 to 2 tons of fresh sweet potatoes every week for the last one year. The training focused on sorting, cleaning, grading and packaging produce for export.
The National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) of Ghana which is Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) nominated two of its officers to visit Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Kenya’s National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) from 7th July to 11th July 2014.
COPE e-learning course on Introduction to International Treaties and Standards in Phytosanitary Systems and Pest Risk Analysis from 19th May 2014 to 13th June 2014
COPE together with EAPIC organized the first e-learning course on Introduction to International Treaties and Standards in Phytosanitary Systems and Pest Risk Analysis from 19th May 2014 to 13th June 2014