Kenya sends delegation to Belgium in bid to resume mango exports to EU

KENYA – Kenya has dispatched a delegation to Brussels, Belgium’s capital, in its quest to redominate the lucrative European Union (EU) market with its mango exports. The team, led by Directorate of Horticulture and Kenya Health Plant Inspectorate Service (Kephis) officials, is steering negotiations to have the country access the market after nearly a decade of having not exported the…


Diagnostic experts trained to detect invasive Mango Mealy-bug pest

EASTERN AFRICA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), regulatory agency responsible for assurance on the quality of agriculture inputs and produce, are training 18 diagnostic experts from the nine countries that comprise the FAO Eastern Africa sub-region, to detect a new invasive mealy-bug pest that has arrived in the Eastern Africa sub region, called the Mango Mealy- bug.…


TASAI reveals a decline in counterfeit seeds cases

KENYA – The African Seed Access Index (TASAI), a tool that monitors indicators that are essential to seed sector development at national level, has depicted that Kenya’s efforts towards eradicating the sale of counterfeit seeds are bearing fruit, thanks to use of verification sticker labels. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations (MALFC, 2016b) make it mandatory for all certified…

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