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.


Upcoming Events

Last Friday of March, June, September & November 2024 from 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. (ICT/GMT+7).
5 - 7 March 2024 / The Philippines
22 March 2024 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (GMT+7)

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

Francine Sayoc Takes Helm as APSA's New Executive Director
Introducing the new Executive Director of the Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance

The Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA) is pleased to welcome Francine Sayoc as its new Executive Director, effective February 1.

28th Asian Seed Congress Convenes in Christchurch
New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’ blooms as Asia-Pacific’s seed business capital as South Island ag hub welcomes 1,000+ delegates for 2023 Asian Seed Congress

Christchurch welcomes seed industry delegates from around the world who will be attending the 2023 Asian Seed Congress at the Ta Pae Convention Center this 20-24 November.


Sakata Seed Corporation celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2023

July 2023 marks the 110th anniversary of the beginnings of Sakata Seed Corporation.

APSA inks ‘University Connect’ memorandum with Thai Seed Trade Association and Kasetsart University

The Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA), the Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA) and Kasetsart University (KU) have reinforced efforts to raise the quality of agricultural education in Thailand and the greater Asia-Pacific seed sector.


Seed, breeders industry reps welcome adoption of new UPOV interpretation of EDVs

Representives of seven international seed industry and plant breeders organizations are praising a move by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) to adopt new Explanatory Notes (EXN) on Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs).


Latest Issue

Volume 29 No 4
October - December 2023