Traceability and Phytosanitary Standards Course


A lot of agriculture produce are rejected in the international market because they don’t meet the international standards due to high residue levels. This course introduces participants to the importance of standards and quality systems for the agrifood sector in relation to the export market. This course is intended to inform agricultural producers targeting the international markets on the standards that are acceptable.


5 days


This course is intended for staff of agricultural organizations exporting to the international market, various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials, and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations, non-government organizations, small and medium enterprises with a focus on the international market, farmer organizations and cooperatives producing for organizations targeting the international market.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
TPS27 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TPS27 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TPS27 11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


By the end of the course, learners will have:

  • Capacity to facilitate international trade
  • Be able to create market transparency
  • Promote quality agricultural production
  • Learned to improve profitability by exporting to the international market.
  • Know how to protect consumers
  • Identifying differences between standards for a specific export market
  • Make decisions regarding which export market to access


  • Examples of standards in agriculture in the international market.
  • Food safety requirements for the international market
  • Sampling methods used by inspection procedures
  • Quality standards tolerances application
  • Private sector quality assurance
  • Implementation of standards;
  • Training in using quality standards of horticultural produce;
  • Training in quality production methods (quality produce),
  • Export regulations of agricultural produce,
  • Export markets for agricultural produce
  • Storage and packaging.

Below is a career path for becoming a traceability and phytosanitary standards expert:  

  • Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management Course
  • Organic Farming Course
  • Agricultural Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course
  • Agriculture, Innovation and Technology Course
  • Policy Framework in Agriculture Course

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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