AFSTA is a not-for-profit membership association.
The African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) is a not-for-profit membership association formed in 2000 to champion interests of private seed companies in Africa. It is registered in Kenya as an International Organization. Currently, the Association has about 100 members comprising of seed companies and National Seed Trade Associations, among others.
To create the best environment for trade and innovation in quality seed for the benefit of members and farmers in Africa.
All farmers in Africa have access to quality seed for food security.
“To create the best environment for trade and innovation in quality seed for the benefit of members and farmers in Africa. ”
Promote the trade in quality seeds
Strengthen communication with African seed industries and with the world
Facilitate establishment of national seed trade associations in Africa
Provide information on seed to members
Develop a statistical database on African seed production and trade.
Interact with regional governments and NGOs involved in seed activities in order to promote the interests of the private seed industry
Promote activities that lead to regulatory harmonization throughout Africa to facilitate movement of seed
South Africa (2009);
Lilongwe, Malawi (2011);
Tunis, Tunisia (2014)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2015),
Nairobi, Kenya (2016)
Dakar, Senegal (2017)
Cairo, Egypt (2018)
Mombasa, Kenya (2019)
Livingstone, Zambia (2020)
Diani, Kenya (2021)