KEPHIS and COPE piloted and organized the first International Phytosanitary Conference from 12th to 16th September 2016 at KEPHIS Headquarters in Nairobi whose theme was Phytosanitary Regulation for Improved Trade Facilitation and Food Security. The conference created opportunities for participants from National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and those in agricultural trade to share their successes and challenges encountered; it also offered the participants an opportunity to discuss emerging issues such as new pest outbreaks. Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Agriculture in Kenya and The Director, AU-IAPSC Dr. Mezui gave the opening speeches to the over 110 delegates from 25 countries who participated in the event. Participants were from NPPOs, government departments/agencies, counties in Kenya, embassies and high commissions, multinational organizations, seed companies, trade associations, international research bodies, horticultural produce exporters, pesticide companies, development agencies and local and international universities.

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