Saturday, December 9, 2023
HomeFood SafetyEuropean Union Boosts Kenya's Food Safety and Market Access with Laboratory Testing...

European Union Boosts Kenya’s Food Safety and Market Access with Laboratory Testing Materials

The European Union, through the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP), has provided Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) with essential laboratory testing materials to bolster food safety and expand market access for Kenyan agricultural products.

Valued at Sh3 million, the Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) were formally handed over by Adolfo Cires, the European Union Manager for Finance and Private Sector Development in Kenya, during a brief ceremony at the KEPHIS Headquarters in Nairobi.

Mr. Cires emphasized that the CRMs would play a pivotal role in enhancing compliance with the Global Good Agricultural Practice (Global GAP) system, particularly regarding pesticide residue levels, and help meet the stringent EU regulations. He highlighted the European Union’s longstanding commitment to supporting food systems and phyto-sanitary services, which have been instrumental in helping Kenya align with export requirements for European Union produce markets.

Accompanied by Theophilus Mutui, Managing Director of KEPHIS, and Maina Karuiru, the National Project Coordinator for the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) MARKUP Project, Mr. Cires reaffirmed KEPHIS’s status as one of the European Union’s enduring partners, especially in matters relating to food safety and international trade compliance.

This initiative marks a significant step forward in ensuring the quality and safety of Kenyan agricultural products, fostering their acceptance in local, regional, and international markets, and ultimately benefiting Kenyan farmers and the economy at large.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Anthony Mutai on Kephis certfied nurseries
GEORGE GAKUO on Kephis certfied nurseries
Beatrice Atieno on Change of guard at Sian Roses
Thomas M.Nzesi on Kephis certfied nurseries
Samson Ongus on Kephis certfied nurseries
Mr Ombeva Iduvagwa on Flowers From Molo Greens
Kipkemoi Samson on Cabbage production tips
JOYCE NAKHANU WAMALWA on Kenya avocados export on the rise
justus wandera on Cabbage production tips
MICHAEL BENEDICT on Kenya avocados export on the rise
murimi gathoni on Cabbage production tips
Olipha Kerubo Atambo on Kenya avocados export on the rise
Mbusa Stephen on Production of Apples
Sospeter Lemoigo on Kephis certfied nurseries
Benjamin temo on Cabbage production tips
Rashid Kipchumba on Kenya avocados export on the rise
Beatrice Ledama on Cabbage production tips
Akello Babra on Cabbage production tips
David gechure ondora on Cabbage production tips
Rutoh titus on Cabbage production tips
Emmanuel Barasa on Cabbage production tips solomon on Bungoma’s growing passion