A MoU signature between KEPHIS and COLEACP under the NExT Kenya programme

As part of its responsibility to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) on 7 May 2021 signed a MoU with COLEACP under the NExT Kenya Programme.

This partnership will help KEPHIS to roll out capacity building towards a risk-based approach to export inspections which takes into consideration the harmful organisms, the performance of the grower/exporter, and the systems approaches to certification. The MOU was signed by Prof. Theophilus Mutui, Managing Director KEPHIS, and Dr. Chagema Kedera, Programme Coordinator COLEACP. In witness was Dr. Isaac Macharia General Manager, Phytosanitary Services, KEPHIS and Mr. Joseph Kigamwa, Projects Coordinator, KEPHIS.

This activity is implemented by COLEACP and supported by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.