Introduction

The Centre of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) was launched in October 2010 and since then has trained 2,877 from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana, Nigeria, Lesotho, Somali and others. In addition it has developed a curricula and also develops tailor made program/curricula; done regional PRA for Maize, Beans and Rice; further it has done in-country training and consultancy including successful phytosanitary conferences in 2016 and 2018.

The objective of COPE is to enhance capacity of Africa’s national Sanitary and Phytosanitary systems to protect national agriculture and increase ability to compete in international markets by meeting market requirements. COPE is positioned to serve as a sub-regional virtual centre and is already recognized by Regional Plant Protection Organizations such as AU-IAPSC and COMESA.

Centre for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) has a training manual and are currently undertaking the training not only in Kenya but in East and Central Africa.

List of training COPE/KEPHIS has undertaken since 2011 (locally and regionally)

No.

Title

Period

Content

Participants

Support

2011/2012

1.               

Application of phytosanitary measures

4th to 15th  July 2011

Relevant International treaties; Standard setting procedures; Phytosanitary systems evaluation (PCE) for implementation of selected standards; Import regulation, PRA & PRA tools; Non-compliance and market access; Private standards; International and regional support for phytosanitary capacity building; Bio-security and invasive alien species; Important phytosanitary/trade issues in the region.

9 participants were present, all from Kenya

HCDA; Self sponsorship after advert in May 2011 in print media locally and regionally.

2.               

Capacity building on phytosanitary skills for increased regional trade

5th to 30th September 2011

International treaties and NPPO responsibilities; Training of Inspectors; Inspection of consignment and carriers; Pest Surveillance; Pest Risk Analysis; Pest Diagnostics procedures/ protocols; Treatments, treatment supervision and auditing of third party providers of phytosanitary treatments. Besides the theory classes, practical sessions were through field visits and lab visit.

25 participants from eight countries were present for the training:

· 6 Kenyans

· 3 Malawians

· 3 Ugandans

· 4 Tanzanians

· 2 Congoleses – DRC

· 3 Rwandese

· 1 Burundian

· 3 Zambians

USAID-COMPETE

3.               

Annual Workshop/Training  on Application of Commercial Quality Standards for Fruits And Vegetables In Eastern Africa

23rd to 27th April, 2012

 

The workshop/training shedded light on the consumption trends for fruits and vegetables in Kenya in the last one year (2011/2012); it increased knowledge of fruits and vegetables quality standards; it stressed the importance of strengthening the institutional and technical infrastructure for their implementation and use, and of establishing related systems of conformity assessment; and it gave participants opportunities to strengthen networks of national and international counterparts involved in the development and implementation of commercial agricultural quality standards. Classes involved theory, field visits and hands-on quality training.

38 Participants were from government and private sector drawn from: 

· Uganda -  7

· Tanzania – 3

· Malawi – 2

· Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – 1

· Burundi – 2

· Rwanda – 2

· Zambia – 2

· South Africa – 1  and

· Kenya – 18 were present.

USAID-COMPETE; USAID-KHCP; Self sponsorship; HCDA;

4.               

Introduction to the IPPC and its international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs)

4th to 18th May 2012

World Trade Organization – Sanitary and Phytosanitary (WTO-SPS) Agreement; The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC); International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)

 

13 participants were present, all from Burundi NPPO

IPPC; USAID-Nathan Associates

2012/2013 -

5.               

Phytosanitary inspection and certification systems

21st to 25th May 2012

Phytosanitary import regulatory systems; Phytosanitary export certification systems; Phytosanitary import inspections

12 participants were present, all from Burundi NPPO

IPPC; USAID-Nathan Associates

6.               

Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)

28th to 4th June 2012

Principles of PRA; Sources of PRA information; Stages of pest risk analysis; Tools for PRA

5 participants were present, all from Burundi NPPO

IPPC; USAID-Nathan Associates

7.               

Training on pest risk analysis (PRA) and pest surveillance in phytosanitary systems

11th to 22nd June 2012

To create awareness on the importance of pest risk analysis in phytosanitary systems; To sensitize participants on the sources of PRA information; To understand the various steps in PRA process; To enhance skills in the use of PRA tools; To create awareness on pest surveillance and its implications on Agricultural production and trade; To enhance participants knowledge on types of pest surveillance and surveillance methodology; To impart practical skills on surveillance data collection, analysis, pest reporting and communication; To enhance participants’ knowledge on the use of surveillance to establish pest free areas, pest free places of production and areas of low pest prevalence.

23 Participants were from government and private sector drawn from:

· Kenya – 7

· Rwanda – 2

· Burundi – 3

· Uganda – 5

· Tanzania – 5

· Ethiopia – 1

 

USAID-COMPETE

8.               

Training of Uganda Private sector on SPS measures

22nd to 26th October 2012

COPE in partnership with aBi Trust of Uganda organized a training of 11 private sector players in Uganda to address challenges linked to the implementation of SPS issues through a one-week course from 22nd to 26th October 2012 held in Nairobi and Naivasha.

11 Ugandans

aBI trust of Uganda

9.               

Curricula development

Nov 2011 to January 2012

The main objective of the assignment was to review and harmonize the COPE short in-service courses that had been developed during the COPE project phase. The principal approach was through a curriculum development workshop held at the KEPHIS headquarters between 28th November and 19th December 2011, the document was then circularled to national and regional stakeholders, followed by a stakeholder forum on 18th January 2012.

The curriculum workshop had expert input from KEPHIS, KARI, HCDA, the University of Nairobi, private sector, regional phytosanitary regulatory agencies and producer associations. The process was led by a University of Nairobi expert, Dr. James Muthomi who has been involved in the previous course content development and lectures phytosanitary units at the University of Nairobi. 

USAID-COMPETE

10.            

PRA network

August 2012

COPE in collaboration with the East Africa Phytosanitary Information Committee (EAPIC), worked to link the PRA and surveillance work to national PRAs and surveillance for crops in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi.

 

USAID-COMPETE

11.            

In-country training Burundi: ” Training of Burundi NPPO on phytosanitary inspections  and laboratory pest diagnosis”

19th – 30th  November, 2012, Gitega, Burundi

KEPHIS/COPE and USAID COMPETE partnered to conduct the training on laboratory pest diagnosis and Phytosanitary inspections for Burundi NPPO staff from 19th-30th November, 2012 at Gitega, Burundi. A total of Twenty (20) members of staff from the Burundi National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) were trained and out of these, three (3) participants were trained on laboratory pest diagnosis and seventeen (17) on Phytosanitary inspections and certification. The training was opened on 20th November 2012 by the Advisor to the Director General of Agriculture in Burundi, Mr. Felix Ntahomvukiye. Other key quests present during the opening of the training were Alice a USAID Burundi representative, Steven Humphreys from USAID-COMPETE Nairobi and Esther Muchiri-EAPIC. The COPE trainers were: Mr. Allan Mweke and Mrs. Elizabeth Langat.

20 Burundians

USAID-COMPETE

12.            

In-country training Rwanda: ”Training of Rwanda NPPO on phytosanitary inspections  and compliance”

21st – 25th January, 2013 at Kigali, Rwanda

COPE and USAID/COMPETE partnered to conduct the training on Phytosanitary inspections and compliance for Rwanda NPPO (MINAGRI) staff from 21st – 25th January, 2013 at Kigali, Rwanda. A total of Twenty (22) members of staff from the Agriculture and Livestock Inspection and Certification Services including National Plant Protection Organization (MINAGRI) and relevant Institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) were trained on Phytosanitary inspections and certification. Out of the 22 members trained 9 of them are in-charge of Livestock Inspection and Certification Services within the Rwanda NPPO (MINAGRI). The COPE trainers were: Ms. Asenath Koech and Mr. Chiluba Mwape. The specific objectives of the course were to train on: Introductory international treaties and standards; Phytosanitary import regulatory systems; Phytosanitary Export Certification systems; Phytosanitary import inspections and compliance; Practical phytosanitary procedures; Introductory Pest Risk Analysis (PRA); Introductory pest surveillance and monitoring

22 Rwandese

USAID-COMPETE

13.            

Study tour to Kenya by Uganda DCP inspectors, staff involved in phytosanitary certification and flower growers

11th to 15th February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

The issues covered in the study are:

1. Responsibilities of KEPHIS as NPPO – inspection for phytosanitary certification & issuance of paper phytosanitary certificates; issuance of notifications and the areas of  compliance

2. Practical procedures of phytosanitary certification system  for export

3. Practical phytosanitary inspections for exports

4. Procedures for handling received notifications of non-compliance

5. Illustration of a specific survey,

6. Illustration of scouting for specified pest(s) by a flower company and role of the NPPO is scouting data,

7. Use of central databases and; diagnostic support services to phytosanitary certification.

11 Ugandans (6 inspectors and 5 private sector – flower industry participants)

CABI, STDF

14.            

In-country training of Tanzania NPPO; Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania ”Training of NPPO on phytosanitary inspections  and compliance”

18th to 22nd Feb 2013

The Tanzanian NPPO training took place at the Plant Health Services offices, off Mandela Road Dar es salaam from 18th to 22nd February 2013.The specific objectives of the course were to train on: Introduction to international treaties and standards, Phytosanitary import/export regulatory systems & inspections, practical phytosanitary procedures, an introduction to Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) as well as pest surveillance. This training targeted 15 staff from the Tanzania NPPO and was facilitated by COPE trainers: Ms. Dorah Amuli (Plant Health Services-Tanzania) and Mr George Momanyi (KEPHIS- Kenya) as per the attached participants list (Annex 1). Nine (9) trainees were from Dar es Salaam sea port and airport offices, whereas 6 participants were drawn from the border points.

15 Tanzanians

USAID-COMPETE

15.            

In-country training of Uganda NPPO: Namalere, Uganda

”Training of NPPO on phytosanitary inspections  and compliance”

25th Feb to 1st Mar 2013

Eighteen (18) staff members from the Uganda NPPO were trained from 25th February to 1st March 2013 at Post Entry Quarantine Station Namalere, MAAIF, Uganda. The specific objectives of the course were to train on: Introduction to international treaties and standards, Phytosanitary import/export regulatory systems & inspections, iosafety issues in trade, SoPs for import inspection, practical phytosanitary procedures, an introduction to Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) as well as pest surveillance. This training was facilitated by COPE trainers: Ms. Ephrance Tumuboine (Head of Department of Quarantine Uganda NPPO) and Mr. Abed Kagundu (Head, Phytosanitary and Biosafety at KEPHIS-Kenya).

18 Ugandans

USAID-COMPETE

16.            

Specialized and detailed hands-on training for inspectors and other phytosanitary staff of Uganda Department of Crop Protection (DCP)

 

20th to 31st May 2013

KEPHIS HQ, Nairobi, Kenya

KEPHIS through COPE conducted a two week specialized and detailed hands-on training for inspectors and other phytosanitary staff of Uganda Department of Crop Protection (DCP) for a team of 9; comprising inspectors from DCP involved in implementing phytosanitary measures. The issues included in the training were: inspection procedures of the export certification system; Auditing processes; pest and disease detection; handling of documents and phytosanitary certificates; quarantine pest detection; first line diagnostics; other issues of concern added by trainees like PRA, use of biological in pest control were considered.

9 Ugandans

CABI-STDF

2013/2014

17

PRA training for four SADC countries

16th to 20th September 2013

The Centre of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) in conjunction with FANRPAN together with Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) organized a five day training workshop on Pest Risk Analysis. The participants were drawn from four SADC countries; Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Zambia.

The objectives of this training workshop was to enhance the SADC countries capacity  of the national phytosanitary systems in order to protect national agriculture and increase  ability to compete  in both domestic and international markets.

3 swazilanders

3 Zambians

3 Malawians

3 Zimbabweans

 

FANRPAN

18

Hands on training on Virus indexing and production of clean planting material.

7th to 18th October 2013

Mikocheni Agricultural research institute, together with the bill and Melinda gates foundation sponsored two of its staff for a two week hands on training on production of clean planting material of cassava and sweetpotato and also virus indexing.

2 Tanzanians

Bill and Melinda gates foundation

19

Hands on training on Pest surveillance and Pest diagnostics for Burundi NPPO.

14th to 18th October 2013

COPE together with UNIDO, organized one week training on pest diagnosis and surveillance, the main objective was To acquire hands-on skills on pest surveillance and diagnostic systems in Kenya. The trainees were exposed to field work in one of KEPHIS sites where surveillance is being done on fruitflies against avocado. They were also exposed to laboratory work to identify pests.

14 Burundians

UNIDO

21

PRA training for Malawi NPPO

26th to 28th November, 2013

A three day workshop was organized in Malawi where the NPPO staff of Malawi were sensitized on PRA.

18 Malawians

FANRPAN

22

PRA training for Zambia NPPO

3rd to 5th December, 2013

A three day workshop was organized in Zambia where the NPPO staff of Zambia were sensitized on PRA.

17 Zambians

FANRPAN

23

PRA training for Zimbabwe NPPO

10th to 12th December, 2013

A three day workshop was organized in Zimbabwe where the NPPO staff of Zimbabwe were sensitized on PRA.

16 Zimbabweans

FANRPAN

24

PRA training for Swaziland NPPO

10th to 12th December, 2013

A three day workshop was organized in Swaziland where the NPPO staff of Swaziland were sensitized on PRA.

17 Swazilanders

FANRPAN

25

Introduction to International Treaties and Standards in Phytosanitary Systems and Pest Risk Analysis

19th May 2014 to 13th June 2014

A pilot 4 week COPE e-learning course for regional NPPO staff

34 Trainees from

Kenya -  22

Uganda -  5

Zambia – 3

Rwanda – 4

COPE with technical support from EAPIC

2014/2015

26

Study Tour for Staff of Plant Protection and Regulatory services, Ghana

7th to 11th July 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

To enhance Inspectors understanding to know how to attain accreditation as EU competent authority (Article 15 of EU regulation 543/2011).

 

2 officers (Mrs. Nicholina Ama Badu Kotei and Mr. Joseph Ricky Gbatey) from Ghana NPPO visited Kenya from 7th to 11th July 2014.

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate,

Ghana and UNIDO

27

Training of Farmers on grading of sweet potatoes for export

Kiptere Emmaus AGC, Kericho County on 13th November 2014

The training focused on sorting, cleaning, grading and packaging produce for export.

54 growers from the Sigowet Sweet Potato Farmers Group were present

COPE

28

GAP Training For Nyandarua West Farmers

20th November 2014

good agricultural practices training with focus on sanitary and phytosanitary issues

52 farmers were trained during the one day course that focused on

COPE

29

Fruits and vegetable quality standards training workshop held at KEPHIS

24th to 26th November 2014

1. Opening working relationships for county and national governments in application of standards for fresh fruit and vegetables;

2. Get status of application of standards for fresh fruit and vegetables;

3. Present standards for fresh fruit and vegetables;

4. Explain how standards for fresh fruit and vegetables are applied in practice with regard to selected products;

5. Updates on food safety issues;

6. New developments under fruits and vegetable standards.

35 participants

COPE

30

Potato seed course

1st to 5th December 2014


· Update participants’ knowledge on recent developments in seed potato supply systems.

·  Assess opportunities and necessary conditions for improving supply systems of high quality seed potatoes with private sector participation.

· Provide opportunity for exchange of experiences and development of new ideas among participating professionals.

27 participants

COPE

31

Training Workshop Of Agricultural Extension Staff And Agrodealers On Seed Production, Processing & Handling And Marketing

9th to10th  April 2015 At Kefri, Kitui County

Training involved:

· Seed production

· Seed Processing & handling

· Seed Marketing

33 Participants

Farm Africa

32

Technical staff of KEPHIS training

11th to 13th May 2015

 

KEPHIS Headquarters

 

Staff Trained on:

· Introduction to WTO, SPS, IPPC and Standards

· Seed regulations, seed certification in Kenya

· Pest Surveillance  

· Overview of import and export certification process

· Overview of activities at PQS

· Biosafety issues and status of GMO in Kenya

16 participants

RIIP Comesa

33

Support staff of KEPHIS training

14th to 15th  May 2015

 

KEPHIS Headquarters

 

Staff Trained on:

· Introduction to WTO, SPS, IPPC and Standards

· Seed regulations, seed certification in Kenya

· Pest Surveillance  

· Overview of import and export certification process

· Overview of activities at PQS

· Biosafety issues and status of GMO in Kenya

20 participants

RIIP Comesa

2015/2016

34

Botswana Inspectorate Training on plant and animal health inspectorate

22nd June to 31st July 2015 KEPHIS and DVS

Training on phytosanitary, seed issues and animal health issues

3

FAO

35

UNIDO ToT (1)

6th to 10th July 2015 KEPHIS Hq

Training on quality standards for fruits and vegetables

18

UNIDO

36

Uganda NPPO

13th to24th July 2015 KEPHIS Hq and Nakuru

Training on seed health issues

2

 

37

Regional TC Training

20th to 24th July KEPHIS Muguga

Training on Tissue culture techniques for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Plant health lab experts

12

CIP

38

UNIDO ToT (II)

20th to 24th July KEPHIS Hq

Training on quality standards for fruits and vegetables

18

UNIDO

39

Mozambique NPPO

3rd to 7th August 2015

Training on seed health issues

4

 

40

3rd Seed Course

17th to 21st August 2015

Kenya county government staff training on quality potato seed production

24

COPE, SMAP and participants fees

41

Training of Ghana private sector team on plant health lab related issues

8th and 9th Sept 2015

Training on plant health lab related issues

4

CSRI

42

Study tour of Malawi Agriculture officials on seed related issues

14th to 17th March, 2016

Training on seed related issues and KEPHIS activities as an Autonomous institution

5

Department of Agriculture services Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi

43

Training of Ethiopia Agriculture officials on Agro dealer registration and inspection

29th to 31st March, 2016

Seed related issues, requirements for registration of Agro dealers and inspection of Agro dealers. Field visit to an Agro dealer in Kenya.

15

Ethiopia Agriculture transformation Agency (ATA)

44

KEPHIS JKIA inspectors referesher course on pest identification and documentation

4th to 7th April, 2016

Trained on identification of the common pests that cause interception and issues related to documentation

40

RIIP, COPE

45

Training on false moth identification for KEPHIS inspectors and inspectors from Tanzania and uganda

16th to 18th May, 2016

Training on identification of false codling moth and issues related to documentation

24

RIIP, COPE

46

Trainer of trainers training on COMESA seed systems

23rd to 27th May, 2016

Training of the trainers on how to train the COMESA seed systems

4

COMESA, UKAID, USAID

47

Training on COMESA variety release system

6th to 8th June, 2016

Training staff of the national seed authorities in COMESA countries on the COMESA variety release system

56

ACTESA, UKAID, USAID

48

Training on COMESA quarantine and phytosanitary systems for seed

27th to 29th June, 2016

Training staff of the NPPOs on phytosanitary and quarantine measures required for seed movement

60

ACTESA, UKAID, USAID

2016/2017

49

Training of national seed Authorities in the COMESA region on COMESA seed certification

11th to 13th July, 2016

Training staff of the NPPOs on COMESA seed certification procedures

70

ACTESA, UKAID, USAID

50

COMESA seed system documentation and COMESA seed labels training

25th to 27th July, 2016

 

 

Training Staff of the NPPOs on COMESA documentation and COMESA seed labels requirements

77

ACTESA, UKAID, USAID

51

 False codling moth training for exporters on 24th August, 2016

24th August, 2016

Training of Exporters of capsicums on the false codling moth identification and management options

90

Self-Sponsorship

52

Training for sprayer operators

 

24th to 25th November, 2016

Training of sprayer operators from exporting companies on proper use of pesticides and effective spraying techniques

37

Self-Sponsorship

53

Training on seed identification and moisture testing for Malawi seed officers in KEPHIS Nakuru 

4th to 9th December, 2016

Malawi seed analysts trained on seed identification and moisture testing in our ISTA recognized lab

3

Malawi ministry of Agriculture

54

Training on risk based inspection and other phytosanitary port activities

23rd to 27th January, 2017

Experts from the USDA came to train inspectors from the East Africa region on inspection procedures within areas of entry and exit

15

USDA

55

Training on Barcoding for insect identification at KEPHIS Muguga

22nd to 24th February, 2017

Training of KEPHIS inspectors on DNA barcoding techniques

14

SMAP/COPE

56

Training for Botswana lab analysts on lab procedures and operations at KEPHIS Muguga

6th to 24th March, 2017

Different lab procedures trained by KEPHIS analysts to Botswana staff.

4

FAO

57

Trainings on Tuta Absoluta in nyandarua

28th March, 2017

Identification of Tuta absoluta and management

53

Trellis

58

Nursery operators training at KEPHIS Headquarters 

11th and 12th April, 2017

Training of Nursery operators on how to effectively manage a nursery, requirements and entrepreneurship.

17

Self-Sponsorship

58

Stakeholders forum on ISPM 15 wood packaging material

 

 30th May, 2017

Requirements for implementing ISPM 15

60

RIIP project

59

Fourth potato seed certification training at KEPHIS Headquarters

 

5th to 9th June, 2017

Potato seed production requirements

 

15

Syngenta foundation and

Self-Sponsorship

60

Training on communication skills customer service and branding

19th June, 2017

Communication skills and branding

11

COPE

 

 

2017/2018

61

Study tour/training for Ministry of Agriculture Technical Officers from Somali on seed certification

10th to 14th July, 2017

The objectives of the training were to train the Somaliland technical staff about seed systems in Kenya so as to equip them with knowledge on seed certification and quality assurance process which will lead to competence in establishing seed system in their country.

9

FAO

62

Sprayer Operators training at KEPHIS HQ

12th to 14th  July, 2017

The training enhanced knowledge and skills needed to perform scouting, correct selection of pesticides, perform calibrations, representative sampling for pesticides residue analysis and correct dosing of crops. The need to ensure traceability through diligent record keeping was also emphasized. Key stakeholders in the sector were invited to make presentations.

22

Self-sponsorship

63

Training on orange fleshed sweet potato production in Kericho County

27th September, 2017

The aim of the training was to create awareness on avocado production and its market access. In addition issues of clean sweet potato seed was handled.

253

RIIP

64

Refresher training for KEPHIS inspectors on plants for planting

10th to 12th October, 2017

The following was handled:

· The EU directive 2000/29/EC with special emphasis on plant for planting inspections

· USDA Minimum sanitation Protocols for Geranium Cutting Production inspections

· Field inspection for plants for plantings

· Sample collection for laboratory analysis

· Pest identification with special emphasis of EU harmful pest

· Post-entry quarantine protocol inspections

11

RIIP

65

Training for Ethiopia agriculture officers on plant variety and variety testing

4th to 8th December, 2017 at Hq & Nakuru

During the course the following was handled:

Theory on overview of the Seed and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326,  Introduction To DUS  and DUS testing protocols, Introduction To NPT, Variety release procedure, Historical Perspective of PBR and PBR application procedure, PBR in Kenya experiences and challenges, Consignment identification, sealing and labeling, Label types and contents and finally the small label by MPedigree. Practical session involved: practicals on DUS data scoring, Practical on NPT data scoring and a visit to Kenya Seed Company Nakuru for Processing Procedures.

4

Ethiopia government

66

Training on Bio controls for KEPHIS inspectors

6th and 7th December, 2017 at KEPHIS Headquarters

The training covered the following areas;

· Overview of KSTCIE activities

· Challenges and opportunities of registration of bio control agents in Kenya

· Challenges and opportunities in regulation of bio products in Kenya

· Use of beneficial organisms and opportunities for pesticide reduction in Kenya

· Production and quality control of bio control agents-case studies in Kenya

· Novel control strategies, lure and trapping

28

BIMA & RIIP

67

Training on tissue culture and nematode identification for KESREF technical staff

5th to 16th Feb 2018 at KEPHIS Muguga

· The objectives were to understand and appreciate laboratory safety, nematode identification and quantification, Tissue culture techniques.

10

KESREF

68

Training on tissue culture multiplication techniques for sweet potatoes

19th to 24th February 2018

· Train farmers on tissue culture multiplication techniques for sweet potatoes

4

RIIP

69

Sweet potato training for Kericho county growers

26th Feb 2018 in Kericho

· The objective was to produce clean sweet potato vine.

150

RIIP

70

Documentation training for Dunnem co (exporter)

12th to 13th March 2018

· EU directives on: plants for planting; cut flowers; additional declarations

· Overview of import and export according to international standards and KEPHIS laws

· Introduction to Phytosanitary requirements according to IPPC - ISPM 12 (focus on export documentation)

· Introduction to Phytosanitary requirements according to IPPC - ISPM 13 (focus on export documentation)

· Introduction and Practicals on Export Certification System (ECS) and Import Certification System (ICS)

4

Self-sponsored

71

Sprayer operators training from exporting companies

14th to 16th March 2018 at KEPHIS Hq

· Proper selection of pesticides, spraying techniques for operators and record keeping at farm level with emphasis on correct dosing of crops.

· Need to develop pesticide residue checks and plans preferably on quarterly basis by an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

19

Self-sponsored

72

KEPHIS border staff training on SPS issues

5th and 6th March 2018

· Understanding the border activities and challenges faced while executing tasks.

· Plant biosecurity.

· ISPMs applicable to the border points (ISPM 13, 15, 20 & 23).

· Dealing with difficult customers and general communication.

· Financial management and revenue collection.

· Use of digital support for pest identification.

· ECS and ICS.

16

RIIP

73

Lesotho government staff training on use of HPLC/GCMS for pesticide residue

19th March to 6th April 2018 at KEPHIS Hq

· To understand and appreciate the use of HPLC/GCMS for pesticides residue analysis, fungal diagnosis (in particular aflatoxins).

· Operations during exit point inspection.

6 (Lesotho)

Lesotho government

74

Tanzania Food And Drug Authority (TFDA) training on analysis of pesticide residue in FOOD products

23rd April 2018 - 11th  May 2018 at KEPHIS

· To understand and appreciate the use of GCMS for pesticides residue analysis, fungal diagnosis (in particular aflatoxins).

2 (Tanzania)

Tanzania Government

75

Training of Uganda staff on molecular diagnosis

21st to 31st May 2018 at KEPHIS

· Molecular diagnosis

2 (Uganda)

Uganda Government

76

Training of farmers during Phytosanitary conference

5th to 7th June 2018 at KEPHIS

· Farmers trained on export procedure, agronomy and export certification.

92

COPE

77

Training of youth during Phytosanitary conference

8th June 2018 at KEPHIS Hq

· Youths trained on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues plus seed certification.

50

COPE

78

Training of journalist on SPS issues

25th June 2018 at KEPHIS HQ

· Journalist trained on SPS issues

9

COPE

2018/2019

79

Training on MLN

30th to 31st July 2018 at kephis headquarters – Karen-Nairobi and naivasha MLN screening site

· Training on MLN rapid diagnostic kits and MLN-free seed production

53 (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania)

AATF

80

Kirinyaga Country farmers sweet potato awareness

23rd Augsut 2018, Kutus.

· Kirinyaga Country farmers sweetpotato awareness on clean planting material

101

RIIP

81

Training of Trainers for the Southern Africa Seed trade Project

17th to 21st September 2018, Kenya

· The countries were able to share knowledge and experiences on the process of conducting VCU and DUS test especially on data collection, data analysis and report writing.

· They were able to compare notes on variety registration, record keeping on released varieties (National and regional Variety catalogues) and on issues of PBR.

18 (Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Feed the Future Seed Trade Organization

82

5th  Regional Workshop On Application Of International Quality Standards For Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FFV)

17th to 21st September 2018,

KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

· Enhance working relationships in application of standards for FFV within the region and internationally.

· Share countries’ experiences on application of standards for FFV.

· Demonstrate practical application of standards for FFV

· Understanding and implementation of traceability in marketing of FFV

40 (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi)

COPE, FOODSCAP, RIIP, Participants fees

83

Cassava Virus Diagnostics Training

26th to 28th September 2018

· Hands on training on molecular detection of cassava viral diseases.

· Improve skills on cassava virus diagnostics for routine application in virus indexing of cassava germplasm.

· Establishing future collaborations with the Germany company (DSMZ) in the area of plant health.

9

COPE, IITA, DSMZ

84

Method Validation And Uncertainty Of Measurements Under ISO/IEC 17025:2017

15th to 18th October 2018

· Basic statistics, introduction to method validation, validation performance parameters and validation sequence, method validation tools.

· How to identify sources of uncertainties during testing in the laboratory as well the requirements as per the ISO 17025 standard

20

RIIP/COPE Funding

85

Seed growers training

1st November, 2018, little Nile hotel, Homabay county

· Growers and Extension staff involved in Orphan crops were trained on management of the seed crop

64

Foodscap/COPE funding

86

Training of Horticultural Exporters in Meru and Laikipia Counties

10th January 2019 in Nanyuki

· Training on issues of GAP, pesticide residue management

92

RIIP/COPE

87

Training of seed inspectors on identification of potato diseases during certification

14th to 18th January 2019 at KEPHIS PQBS

· Training on seed potato diseases/pest inspection and certification.

10

Foodscap/COPE funding

88

Training on maize lethal necrosis disease diagnostics for KEPHIS Inspectors

 

29th to 30th January 2019 at maize lethal necrosis screening facility in Naivasha.

· Assessment and testing with rapid diagnostic kits.

8

Foodscap/COPE funding

89

Kapsoit youth training

KEPHIS HQ Nairobi- Kenya from 21st to 22nd February, 2019

· Nursery management and certification.

13

Foodscap/COPE funding

90

Malawi ministry of Agriculture staff

24th to 30th March, 2019

· Learning visit to KEPHIS HQ and KEPHIS Nakuru

8

COPE

91

Somalia Ministry of Agriculture staff (Group 1)

KEPHIS HQ and Nakuru group 1 on 25th and 26th March, 2019

· Study tour

10

COPE

92

Technical staff and sprayer operators training in the horticulture industry

26th to 29th March, 2019

· Proper spray techniques.

· Current SPS issues.

50

Foodscap/COPE funding

93

Somalia Ministry of Agriculture staff (Group 2)

2 on 8th April, 2019

· Learning visit to KEPHIS HQ and KEPHIS Nakuru

8

COPE

94

Uganda Ministry of Agriculture staff

3rd to 17th April, 2019 at KEPHIS ACL HQ

· Training on pesticide formulation and pesticide residue analysis

1

COPE

95

Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture staff

4th to 25th April, 2019 at KEPHIS HQ

· Hands on training on Pest Risk analysis.

2

COPE

96

KEPHIS Inspectors training

1st to 5th April, 2019 at  KEPHIS HQ

· Accreditation of pest risk analysis phytosanitary practitioner

11

Foodscap/COPE funding

97

KEPHIS Inspectors training

Plant Quarantine & Biosecurity Station (PQBS) Muguga from 8th – 10th April, 2019 

· Plants for planting certification

11

Foodscap/COPE funding

98

The county information officers and agricultural reporters forum.

2nd and 3rd May, 2019 at KEPHIS HQ

· Training on SPS issues for reporters.

22

COPE

99

KEPHIS staff training

13th to 14th May, 2019 at KEPHIS Kenya

· Hands on training on field deployable LAMP assay for ralstonia diagnosis

30

Foodscap/COPE funding

100

Training for KEPHIS inspectors on GIS and Mapping

3rd to 7th June, 2019 at KEPHIS hq

· GIS and Mapping

11

Foodscap/COPE funding

101

Study tour for the Uganda High level to Kenya

3rd to 7th June, 2019 at KEPHIS HQ

· Study tour to bench mark KEPHIS and the export horticulture sector in Kenya

15

COPE

102

training for KEPHIS Staff on Headquarters

10th to 15th June, 2019 at KEPHIS

· Branding and customer satisfaction

17

COPE

103

Private seed inspectors and analysts training

KEPHIS HQ and KEPHIS Nakuru on 17th to 28th June, 2019

· Skills in seed inspection and lab analysis

12

COPE

2019/2020

104

Training of farmers and agricultural staff

Busia County, Nambale town, Khwilare catholic church on 25th July 2019

· Identification of sweet potato and cassava pest and importance of clean planting materials

100

RIIP

105

Training on ICS and ODK for JKIA inspectors

16th to 17th July, 2019 at KEPHIS JKIA

· Skills to work with ICS and ODK

48

COPE

106

Inspectors and quality controllers training

KAA training Academy on 1st and 2nd Augugst, 2019

· Quality standards of fresh fruits and vegetables

35

COPE

107

Loop mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) training of KEPHIS staff

KEPHIS PQBS on 6th to 8th August, 2019

· Use of LAMP diagnosis of plant viruses

9

RIIP

108

Training on seed potato production and certification for various stakeholders

KEPHIS Hq

12th to 16th August, 2019

· To acquire skills on seed potato production and certification

25

COPE

109

Training of technical personnel in the horticulture industry

KEPHIS Hq

10th to 13th September, 2019

· Safe use of pesticides

20

COPE and Foodscap

110

Training for KEPHIS staff and scouts in the horticulture industry

KEPHIS Hq 16th to 18th Sept 2019

· New EU requirements  and pest identification

47

COPE and Dutch Government

111

Practical training on small RNA library preparation from plant tissues and bio informatics sequence analysis for KEPHIS Staff

KEPHIS Muguga

23rd to 27th September, 2019

· Detection of viruses

9

COPE

112

Training on ODK for KEPHIS staff

KEPHIS Naivasha

15th to 18th October, 2019

· for use during farm inspections and system audits

10

COPE

113

Fundamentals of risk management for KEPHIS staff

28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019

· For project risk management

2

COPE

114

Training of youth groups in Muranga County

KALRO Kandara 21st to 22nd Oct 2019

· Fruit tree nursery establishment

20

RIIP

115

Cassava virus diagnostic training

KEPHIS PQBS 28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019

· Acquire more skills on virus diagnostics

10

COPE

116

Training farmer groups in nyamira county

5th Nov 2019 in Nyamira County

· fruit tree nursery operation

20

COPE/RIIP

117

Farmers training on Nursery Establishment and management in Nyamira County

6th November, 2019 at Nyamaiya in Nyamira County

· Nursery Establishment and management

44

COPE/RIIP

118

Sudan agriculture officials study tour

2nd to 9th November, 2019 in KEPHIS

· Various KEPHIS operations

4

COPE

119

Training of KEPHIS Busia OSBP clients and stakeholders on KEPHIS mandate services

14th Nov 2019 in Busia County

· The plant import and quarantine regulatory system (ICS)

·     The Export certification system ECS

50

RIIP

120

Training on Mobile Data Collection Tools Including Open Data Kit (Odk) for KEPHIS staff

14-15th November, 2019 At KEPHIS Mombasa

· Mobile Data Collection Tools Including Open Data Kit (Odk)

6

RIIP

121

Nursery establishment and management training Muranga County

29th November 2019 in Muranga County

· Nursery establishment and management

20

RIIP

122

Training for Tanzania Bureau of Standards

KEPHIS HQ ACL 2nd to 6th Dec, 2019

· heavy metal analysis

2

COPE

123

National reference Laboratory workshop for KEPHIS staff by FERA

KEPHIS PQBS 9th to 13th Dec 2019

· National reference Laboratory

18

COPE

124

Training of Kenya cuttings staff

KEPHIS PQBS 9th to 13th December, 2019

· on DNA Barcoding for pest identification training

2

COPE

 

 

 

TOTAL

3,378 Trainees from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana, Nigeria, Lesotho, Somali, COMESA Countries and others

 

With support from:

COPE, HCDA, Self-sponsorship, USAID-KHCP, IPPC, CABI-STDF; USAID-Nathan Associates; USAID-COMPETE; Africa Union and aBI Trust

UNIDO, Bill and Melinda gates foundation, FANRPAN, Farm Africa, RIIP-Comesa, SMAP, FAO, USDA, Syngenta foundation, Government sponsored, FOODSCAP,

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