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6TH ONLINE SEMINAR: Phytosanitary regulations

The sixth in our online seminar series took place on Thursday, 16 Dec at 10:30 UK time.

Catch up with these wonderful talks: Members can now login and watch the recording here.

The role of  Phytosanitary regulations in mitigating vectors borne viruses: A case study of Eastern Africa

By Dr Isaac Macharia of Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Kenya 

Dr. Isaac Macharia is General Manager Phytosanitary Services of KEPHIS, a government organisation whose responsibility it is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.

His duties include coordinating activities on Phytosanitary Services all aimed at ensuring safe movement of plant and plant products thereby ensuring food security, safe trade and protecting Kenya’s agriculture.

He has over 16 years’ experience in Phytosanitary regulation in Africa as an expert in phytosanitary regulation with a lot of interest in vector virus integration in phytosanitary system.

He has also been involved identification of quarantine pests, development of diagnostic protocol for quarantine pests, undertaking pest risk analysis, production and distribution of disease-free germplasm, seed health testing, surveillance of quarantine pests and diseases and accreditation of plant health laboratories.

More seminars will be scheduled during 2022.