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Laws, Regulations and Rules under Review or Development

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012 prescribes under Schedule 1 The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 and The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Cap 326 as some of the laws to be implemented by the Service. The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 is currently under review to strengthen the regulatory framework for prevention of introduction and management of plant pests and disease in Kenya.

Regulations under Cap 324 have also been developed to provide for the better carrying into effect the provisions of the law. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Vegetatively propagating seeds 2023, Plant Breeder’s Rights Regulations 2022 and Forest Tree Seeds Regulations 2021) under Cap 326 are also currently under review/development to enhance certification and availability of quality vegetatively propagating seeds to farmers, promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society and the governance of Forest tree seeds respectively.

The bill, regulations and rules under review or development are:-

DRAFT VEGETATIVELY PROPAGATING SEEDS REGULATIONS, 2023 For National Validation

STAKEHOLDERS’ COMMENTS FORM FOR NATIONAL VALIDATION OF THE DRAFT VEGETATIVELY PROPAGATING SEEDS REGULATIONS, 2023

NATIONAL PHYTOSANITARY POLICY 2022

STAKEHOLDERS’ COMMENTS FORM FOR NATIONAL PHYTOSANITARY POLICY 2022

DRAFT PLANT PROTECTION (BIOLOGICAL ARTICLES AND CONTROL AGENTS) REGULATIONS 2021

DRAFT PLANT PROTECTION (DECONTAMINATION OF USED VEHICLES MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT) RULES 2021

DRAFT PLANT PROTECTION (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2021

DRAFT PLANT PROTECTION (IMPORT AND EXPORT) REGULATIONS 2021

PLANT PROTECTION BILL 2021

REVIEWED DRAFT PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS REGULATIONS 2021

DRAFT SEEDS AND PLANT VARIETIES (FOREST TREE SEEDS) REGULATIONS, 2021

STAKEHOLDERS’ COMMENTS FORM FOR NATIONAL VALIDATION OF THE DRAFT SEEDS AND PLANT VARIETIES (FOREST TREE SEEDS) REGULATIONS, 2021

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Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the Government Parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.