Who we are

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.


Sustainable agriculture through the production and trade of quality seeds for the world.


  1. Organize Events for Members

    • The Asian Seed Congress is our biggest annual event, attracting seed industry professionals from throughout the Asia Pacific regions and the world.

    • Regional seminars and conferences provide a forum for the industry to address priority seed sector development, policy and trade issues, and make presentations.

    • Study Tours provide an opportunity for members to visit countries around the world, learning about seed industry development, such as advancements made in seed research and technologies related to the improvement of seed yield.

  2. Compile and/or generate for dissemination among members technical and market-related information.

  3. Assist in the development of training courses through matching of needs and potentials, materials preparation, and mobilization of resources.

  4. Liaise as appropriate with other regional and international organisations concerned with seed.

  5. Develop position papers to provide input for the development and/or change of rules and regulations for seed and seed-related issues in the region.

  6. Engage in other activities that may be required to achieve the Association’s objectives.