KEPHIS and CORE have shared their knowledge and best practices with Member States in the field of plant health.
To mark the International Year of Plant Protection (IYPH) in Kenya and Africa, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and CORE organized a virtual conference from September 13 to 16, 2021 to share knowledge and best practices with stakeholders in the area of plant health.
The conference, held as part of the celebrations of the IYPH in 2020/2021, brought together participants from different member states, partners and stakeholders in the plant health sector.
It was held under the theme “Improving phytosanitary systems for healthy plants, safe and sustainable trade” and it provided a platform for interaction, sharing achievements and challenges among the participants.
Deliberations also centered around the impact of various activities implemented during the IYPH and brainstorming on how to promote market access and identify potential areas of phytosanitary regulatory cooperation at regional and international levels.
AU-IAPSC Director Jean Gerard MEZUI M’ELLA called for more stronger partnerships and collaborative efforts, if the African region is to record tangible results in plant health management.