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Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service(KEPHIS) is the parastatal whose mandate is to assure the qualiy of agricultural inputs and produce to promote food security and economic growth.

The Corporation does this through three kety areas: certification of seed, protection of plant varieties, phytosanitary(or plant health) services and analyses of agricultural inputs and produce.

KEPHIS has offices countrywide and at border points.

International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH 2020) was officially declared by the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20th December 2018.
Why an IYPH 2020?
National, regional and global plant health organizations need to raise awareness of the importance and positive impacts of plant health in addressing issues of global importance, including hunger, poverty, threats to the environment and economic development.
Why do we need to raise awareness for plant health?
·In recent years the risks of pest movement and introduction into new areas have increased dramatically.
· Increased trade in plant commodities and products and the effects of climate change provide easier opportunities for pests, weeds and disease causing organisms to enter establish and spread into new environments.
·Over the same time period, the human and monetary resources of plant health services and plant protection research and educational services have consistently decreased.
To tackle these challenges, it is essential to raise the awareness of the importance of plant health to both decision-makers and the general public.

Contact Us:

Catherine Muraguri
PR and Communications Officer
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service(KEPHIS)
Office lines: 020 661 8000/0709 891 000

[ 18/09/2019 by caapcon2019 0 Comments ]



Myfugo is a Web and USSD platform that uses an IoT based Smart Cow Collar to give precise data-driven insights on dairy reproductive cycles and accurately predict an estrus event resulting in successful inseminations, increased calving and higher milk yield.

Myfugo also offers a herd management system to manage production and health data such as vaccination schedules, Pregnancy checks, treatments and breed traceability. Myfugo’s platform helps to manage various aspects of record keeping such as milk yield, treatments, vaccinations and tracing genetic history leading to improved productivity for each animal.

Its access to credit feature provides farmers with micro-loans to ensure they meet short-term needs such as Artificial insemination services, disease treatment and urgent purchases of various inputs from Agro vets. Qualification for micro-loans is based on econometric values such as milk yields, vaccination compliance and frequent use of myfugo platform to monitor productivity.

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Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is one of the leading public universities in Kenya. The university admits students from all social classes and gender. JKUAT was established to in 1981 as a middle level college offering certificate and diploma in Agriculture and Engineering. In 1994, it became a fully pledged university through the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Act and was re-chartered with other public universities on March 1st, 2013. In 2018, JKUAT was the most preferred University of choice by secondary school students under the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. JKUAT currently has a student population of 46,000.


  1. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE)
  2. College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC)
  3. College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS)
  4. College of Human Resource and Development (CoHRED)
  5. College of Health Sciences (COHES)


The College has student population of 2000 and focuses on offering quality education to meet the demands of the national development and especially the big 4 agenda of the government. The college is envisioned to become a leading centre of excellence that will influence development of the agricultural sector within the country and beyond. The college is composed of three schools and seven departments, which offer various BSc programmes in Agricultural Sciences.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has the mandate of producing graduates with skills and knowledge of agricultural production systems that will enhance food security in Kenya and Africa. The mission of COANRE is not only to achieve national food sufficiency but also food that is nutritious, reliable, safe and adequately distributed. To achieve this, there is need for technological, cultural, economic and social advances that bridge the critical gap between the current agricultural output and the level it needs to attain, with implications for producers, communities, academic institutions and Policy makers.

[ 25/08/2019 by caapcon2019 0 Comments ]

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Established as a parastatal in May 1990, The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute – KEVEVAPI has strived to set the standard for production of high quality, safe & efficacious livestock vaccines in Kenya. The institute collaborates with veterinarians, governments & farmers to support & expand access to reliable and affordable livestock vaccines. At the moment KEVEVAPI produces over fifteen (15) livestock vaccines used to prevent deadly diseases across different livestock species – poultry, sheep & goats, cattle and canids.

Among others are the following vaccines:

Disease Vaccine
Foot and Mouth Disease Fotivax
Lumpy Skin Disease Lumpivax
Black Quarter & Anthrax Blanthax
Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Pestevax
New Castle Disease Avivax
Rabies Rabivax


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Mace Foods

Business Name: Mace Foods Limited
Contact Name: Margaret Komen



Website: https://www.macefoods.com/


Location: Eldoret
Sector Area: Agribusiness
Background: Mace produces dehydrated spices, vegetables, herbs and few collateral products for export. They export in bulk to industrial food manufacturers and wholesalers/importers as well as pack products for retailers for the domestic market. They work with small, medium and large-scale farmers depending on the product to be produced. Mace Foods is the market leader in Europe of African Bird’s Eye chillies premium grade, a top product for high quality conscious customers.

The company partners with institutions, NGOs, farmers associations and research faculties.




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The International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is one of 15 CGIAR research centres and is the only centre dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. ILRI is co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, and also has regional or country offices in 14 other locations in Africa, South and South-East Asia. Drawn from some 40 nationalities, ILRI has a work force of about 620 staff globally and operates on an annual budget of just over US$80M. The institute works through extensive partnership arrangements with research and development institutions in both the developed and developing parts of the world.

ILRI’s research for development agenda covers a range of areas from laboratory-based biosciences to field-based research.  Topics include animal productivity (health, genetics and feeds), food safety and zoonoses, livestock and the environment and policies, institutions and livelihoods. Capacity development is an important part of the institute’s mandate and cuts across all its research and development areas.

The Mazingira (Swahili for ‘environment’) Centre at ILRI’s Nairobi campus aims to be the nucleus for environmental research and education in Africa, providing state-of-the-art facilities, analytical equipment and methodological approaches. The focus is on quantifying the environmental footprint of livestock productions systems in sub-Saharan Africa by measuring greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and other agricultural production systems. A specific focus is given to methane emissions from ruminants, methane and nitrous oxide emissions from manure as well as soils. The centre also aims at documenting land use change dynamics as driven by the increased demand for livestock products and to develop region-specific strategies for decreasing the environmental impact of livestock production. ILRI is also the co-founder, with the AU-NEPAD, of the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI Hub) on its Nairobi campus where world class facilities for biotechnology research are in use by ILRI, other international centres and many national partners. The platform increases access to the laboratories for African and international scientists conducting research on African agricultural challenges.  Also, to be found on the campus are nodes of other CGIAR centres, these include the International Potato Centre (CIP), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). For more information: www.ilri.org

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Goshen Farm Exporters


Business Name: Goshen Farm Exporters Ltd
Contact Name: Alex Muli



Website: http://goshen.co.ke
Location: Nairobi county
Sector Area: Agribusiness
Background: Goshen Farm Exporters Ltd is a grower, processor and exporter of Kenyan horticulture produce. They source their fresh produce from contracted small scale out growers located in various geographical locations in Kenya. They export mangoes, avocados, passion fruits and French beans. They also produce processed products and distribute them to production companies around the country and outside as well i.e dried mangoes, dried African leafy vegetables, dried pineapples.








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KickStart International


KickStart International (www.kickstart.org) is a non-profit Social Enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people out of poverty Quickly, Cost-effectively and Sustainably.

KickStart succeeds in this by designing and selling Durable, High Quality yet affordable, “MoneyMaker” Branded Irrigation Pumps that enable small scale farmers grow, harvest and sell high value crops all year round.

KickStart believes that the number one need of the poor is a way to make more money. KickStart identifies high potential small-scale business opportunities that have the potential for creating millions of highly profitable new family businesses, then designs, mass-produces and mass-markets the tools and equipment required to start these businesses

Farmers who purchase KickStart technologies increase their incomes substantially within a year. With more income they can achieve a better life: plentiful and nutritious food; education for their children and healthcare for their families

Since 1991 Kickstart has been able to sell over 325,000 MoneyMaker Irrigation Pumps. These pumps have been used to create over 244,000 business opportunities at the same time helping lifting over 1.22 Million women, men and children across Africa out of poverty.