The Center of Phytosanitary Excellence Africa (COPE - AFRICA)

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Protecting Agriculture, Supporting Trade

COPE is a virtual learning center hosted at KEPHIS headquarters, oloolua ridge, Karen Nairobi. It was established in 2010 and is a partially independent institution. It was established with the rationale that African countries lack effective systems for managing phytosanitary measures

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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...

Scientific visit to KEPHIS for National Agricultural Health and Biosafety Directorate, Mozambique from 4th to 15th July, 2022

29 September 2022

COPE in conjunction with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted the Scientific Visit for National Agricultural Health and Biosafety Directorate, Mozambique from 4th to 15th July, 2022. The t...

IGAD seed inspectors and analysts training 18th to 22nd July, 2022 at KEPHIS Headquarters and KEPHIS Nakuru

29 September 2022

COPE hosted a training for seed inspectors and analysts from IGAD countries; the main aim of the training was to learn and share experiences on issues pertaining to seed certification and seed analysi...

Training of technical personnel in the beans and peas horticulture value chains on risk assessment and management held from 22nd To 24th June 2022

29 September 2022

The training was organized by COPE with the purpose of supporting the beans and peas with pods horticulture through this pro-active approach such as this training. Purpose of the training was to highl...

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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...

  • ISPMS Reference Materials

    This page includes all adopted International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Always refer to the versions of the ISPMs as linked on...