Welcome Remarks from AFSTA President, Mr Denias Zaranyika

Following the success of the 17th AFSTA Annual Congress 2017 held in the city of Dakar, Senegal, it is my pleasure to cordially invite all of you to the AFSTA Annual Congress 2018, which will be held at the Conrad Hotel from 27th February to 1st March, 2018 at beautiful pyramid city of Cairo, Egypt. The Congress is expected to bring delegates from Africa and the rest of the World who will actively participate in this congress to make it another successful and unforgettable AFSTA congress.

As has been tradition in the past annual congresses, the 2017 edition will provide an excellent forum for seed stakeholders to exchange viewpoints, network with one another, consider investment opportunities, and most importantly, discuss important issues on seed trade at national and international levels. The AFSTA Secretariat together with the National Organizing Committee in Egypt has worked hard to ensure that the Congress meets the expectations of the delegates.