APSA strives to help its members to promote, develop, research, and market quality seeds within the region and globally.

We represent the largest network of companies, associations and government bodies relating to seeds in the Asia Pacific region and we operate as a platform for sharing ideas and knowledge for better understanding, collaboration and business growth.


About APSA

The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) was established in 1994, through the cooperation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and DANIDA, with the aim of promoting quality seed production and marketing in the Asia and Pacific Region. Today, APSA is the largest regional seed association in the world.

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NEWS hi-lite

R&D Advisory Group welcomes new Chairmen
September 29, 2021

APSA’s Research & Development advisory group is pleased to announce the recent election of Dr. Seetharam Annadana as its new Chair, and Dr. John R. Sheedy as its new Co-chair. 

Asia Pacific pays tribute to Kelly Grant Keithly
September 28, 2021

Kelly Grant Keithly, 76, of Keithly-Williams Seeds in Yuma, Arizona passed away on September 20. 

Asia Pacific seed industry pays tribute to Hardeep Grewal
September 24, 2021

It is with great sadness to relay the passing of Hardeep Grewal. An active member of APSA’s Special Interest Group on Field Crops, Hardeep was the Head of Field Crops APAC at Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Father of Hybrid Rice, Yuan Longping, passes away
May 22, 2021

APSA would like to express sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and associates of Professor Yuan Longping, who passed away in the southern Chinese city Changsha on Saturday (May 22). He would have turned 91 this September.

Asia, India seed industries bid farewell to Buta Singh Kanwal

The APSA Executive Committee and Secretariat would like to express our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and associates of Buta Singh Kanwal, who passed away recently.

Latest Issue

Volume 27 No 3
July - Sept 2021