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TUTA ABSOLUTA TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR KEPHIS INSPECTORS, PLANT PROTECTION EXPERTS AND TOMATO AND POTATO GROWERS 25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER 2015

Tuta absoluta is an insect pest of tomato and other solanaceae crops. The leaf miner can cause uptp 100% of yield reduction to tomato production. International trading stimulated the spread of T. absoluta from South America to Asia, Europe and Africa. There was the urgent need of knowledge on how to deal with the highly harmful insect due to its imerging nature.

study tour on ISO 17025 accreditation for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana Held from 2nd -3rd September 2015 at KEPHIS Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Station

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana is in the process of applying for ISO 17025 accreditation of their Tissue culture laboratories and requested KEPHIS through Centre for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) to host and conduct a training course on the requirements of ISO 17025 accreditation.

The training of Mozambique Staff on seed certification, 2nd to 8th August, 2015 at KEPHIS Headquarters and KEPHIS Nakuru.

The Department of seeds in Mozambique is in the process of implementing a Guarantee System for seed quality control, licensing of inspectors and laboratories.

Training on Tissue Culture Technology for Sustainable Production of SweetPotato Planting Material for Central, Eastern & Southern Africa Held on 20th To 24th July 2015 at KEPHIS Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Station

International Potato Center (CIP), requested KEPHIS through Centre for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) to host and conduct a training course on “Tissue Culture Technology for Sustainable Production of Sweetpotato Planting Material”.

Training of Uganda Staff on seed certification 8th and 15th July 2015 at KEPHIS Nakuru

The staff were from the seed quality control department with their main objective being to learn how to conduct field inspection practically.
The training for the seed staff was two weeks. The trainees were taken through some theory classes and practical training targeting plant health issues, seed policy, certification, regulation, licensing and seed storage.

Second Training on Quality management and certification of fresh fruits and vegtables, 20th to 24th July, 2016 at KEPHIS Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya

The Training of Trainers on Quality Management for Certification of Fruits and Vegetables that was held from 20th July to 24th July 2015, at KEPHIS. Participants were drawn from the entire horticulture export sector comprising of regulators (KEPHIS, HCD, and PCPB), technical service providers (KARLO, MOALF), business member organizations (FPEAK, AAK) and exporters.

Training of Trainers Workshop held from 6th to 10th July 2015 at KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi Kenya

 

medium_unido tot 1.jpgTraining of Trainers workshop on Quality Management for Certification of Fruits and Vegetables that was held from 6th July to 10th July 2015.

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

medium_Kitui seed course 2014_0.pngA 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.