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The 1st International Seed Quality Conference - 2024

01 March 2024

1. INTRODUCTION Global food security concerns in the light of climate change and rising food prices have in recent years led to an increased interest in seed sector development in Africa, inviting ne...

4th Phytosanitary Conference - 2023

07 March 2023

KEPHIS is spearheading activities to mark the International Year of Plant Health (2022/2023) in Kenya. KEPHIS and COPE have organized a virtual 4th Phytosanitary Conference from 18th to 21st September...

3rd Phytosanitary Conference - 2021

07 July 2021

KEPHIS is spearheading activities to mark the International Year of Plant Health (2020/2021) in Kenya. KEPHIS and COPE have organized a virtual 3rd Phytosanitary Conference from 13th to 16th September...

Eritrea seed experts learning exchange tour at KEPHIS Nakuru on 30th august 2022

29 September 2022

Officers from Eritrea were supported by Seed systems group (SSG) to have an experts learning visit to KEPHIS nakuru. The aim of the visit was to share experinces and to learn on issues partaining to s...

Training for the KEPHIS Training Unit committee members from 27th to 29th September, 2022 at KEPHIS Headquarters

29 September 2022

COLEACP through its FFM-SPS program, supported the training of the KEPHIS internal training unit committee members. The training took place at KEPHIS Heaquarters from 27th to 29th September, 2022. The...

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Protecting Agriculture, Supporting Trade

COPE Trainings


  • COPE Consultancy Services

    The principle objective of COPE is to enhance capacity of Africa’s national Phytosanitary systems to protect national agriculture and increase...


  • COPE Curriculum

    Objectives and courses of the COPE training The COPE in-service training courses are designed with the objective of enhancing participant's...


  • Essay writing competition

    The 4th International Phytosanitary Conference 2023 essay competition. Important dates; Begins on Monday, 19th July 2023 ends on Thursday, 31st...