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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.

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.

Mission

To create the best environment for trade and innovation in quality seed for the benefit of members and farmers in Africa.

Vision

All farmers in Africa have access to quality seed for food security.

 

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AFSTA Members

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AFSTA Objectives

“To create the best environment for trade and innovation in quality seed for the benefit of members and farmers in Africa. ”

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Promote the trade in quality seeds

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Strengthen communication with African seed industries and with the world

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Facilitate establishment of national seed trade associations in Africa

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Provide information on seed to members

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Develop a statistical database on African seed production and trade.

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Interact with regional governments and NGOs involved in seed activities in order to promote the interests of the private seed industry

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Promote activities that lead to regulatory harmonization throughout Africa to facilitate movement of seed

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Past Congresses

The first AFSTA Annual Congress was held in back in 2000. Thereafter, we have had 22 other congresses held in different countries as follows

Malawi (2000); Egypt (2001);  Senegal (2002);  Kenya (2003);  Tunisia (2004), Cameroon (2005);  Uganda (2006); Zambia (2007); Morocco (2008); South Africa (2009);  Mali (2010); Malawi (2011), Zanzibar (2012) and Mauritius (2013), Tunisia (2014), Zimbabwe (2015), Kenya (2016), Tunisia (2017), Egypt (2018), Kenya (2019), Zambia (2020), Kenya (2021), Tunisia (2022)

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Our Team

Our team all have high expertise to serve the African Seed industry and beyond
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