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Kenya tops region on sanitary and Phtytosanitary Compliance

Published on May 26, 2015

The government of Kenya ranks the best in sanitary and Phtytosanitary compliance regionally. This is according to Kenya plant Health Inspectorate services (KEPHIS) latest revelation. 

Africa Science News can disclose that in the Eastern Africa block, Kenya tops in phytosanitary matters followed at a distant by Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi respectively. 

Addressing participants drawn from Nyanza, Central, Rift Valley and Western regions during a sensitization training on sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade on international trade, Mary Githinji said Kenya’s compliance is attributed to the European Union sponsorship to train farmers and exporter on both SPS and TBT issues. 

She added that Kenya is the custodian of National Plant Protection Office (NPPO) in the region, serving as the focal point for education on SPS issues to other African countries who are members of world trade organization. In the African continent, Kenya is third best in compliance after South Africa and Nigeria. Read more. Source | Africa Science News