Following is a list of National Seed Associations (NSAs), regional seed associations and other related organizations dealing in seed, plants, agriculture and food.  APSA Members have access to our searchable member database, which includes direct contact details of key organization representatives. 



  • ABARES: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
  • AIB: Anti-Infringement Bureau for Intellectual Property Rights on Plant Material
  • ADB: Asia Development Bank
  • AFSTA: African Seed Trade Association
  • ANPROS: Asociación Nacional de Productores de Semillas (Chilean Seed Association)
  • ASBENINDO: Indonesia Seed Association (Asosiasi Perbenihan Indonesia)
  • APSA: The Asia & Pacific Seed Association
  • APPARI: Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions
  • APPPC: Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission
  • ASF: Australian Seed Federation
  • ASTA: The American Seed Trade Association
  • AVRDC: World Vegetable Center (Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center)
  • BIOTEC: National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)





  • CASA: Central Asian Seed Association
  • CFIA: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Ontario, website)
  • CGIAR: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
  • CIAT: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (HQ: Cali, Colombia)
  • CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • CLA: CropLife Asia
  • CLI: CropLife International (Brussels)
  • CNSA: China National Seed Association
  • CNSTA: China National Seed Trade Association
  • CPM: Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (FAO)
  • Chilean Seed Association (see ANPROS)
  • CPVO: Community Plant Variety Office (Europe)



  • EAPVP: East Asia Plant Variety Protection forum
  • EC: Executive Committee (APSA)
  • ESA: European Seed Association
  • FAO: Food & Agriculture Organization
  • FAORAP: FAO Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific (Bangkok)



  • GFAR: Global Forum on Agricultural Research
  • GNIS : The French Association for Seeds and Seedlings (Groupement National Interprofessionnel des Semences et plants)



  • HKSTA: Hong Kong Seed Trade Association


  • ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • ICARDA: International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (headquarters in Lebanon)
  • ICRISAT: International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (India)
  • ISF: International Seed Federation (Switzerland)
  • ISTA: International Seed Testing Association (Switzerland)



  • JASTA: Japan Seed Trade Association
  • JATAFF: Japan Association for Techno-innovation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency



  • KOSA: Korean Seed Association
  • KOTRA: Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
  • KSVS: Korean Seed and Variety Service



  • LIAS: Landscaping Industry Association of Singapore (website)




  • MAFF: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan)
  • MAN: Myanmar Agricultural Network
  • MADB: Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank
  • MNC: Multinational Corporation



  • Naktuinbouw: Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture
  • NAPPO: North American Plant Protection Organization (HQ: Raleigh, NC)
  • NARO: National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (Japan)
  • NBA: National Biodiversity Authority (India)
  • NPPO: National Plant Protection Organization
  • NPQO: National Plant Quarantine Office (Philippines)
  • NAC: National Agribusiness Council (Sri Lanka, website)
  • NSA: National Seed Association
  • NSC: National Seed Centre (under Department of Agriculture, Bhutan, website)
  • NSAI: National Seed Association of India
  • NSAM: National Seed Association of Malaysia (website)
  • NZGSTA: New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association
  • NZPBRA: New Zealand Plant Breeding & Research Association


  • OCA: Organic Consumers Association (US)
  • OAPI: African Intellectual Property Organization (Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle)
  • OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Paris HQ)



  • PPVFRA: Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority (India)
  • PSIA: Philippines Seed Industry Association
  • RPPO: Regional Plant Protection Organization


  • RDA: Rural Development Administration (Korea)
  • RPPO: Regional Plant Protection Organization


  • SAA: Seed Association of the Americas
  • SAK: Seed Association of Kyrgyzstan
  • SAP: Seed Association of Pakistan
  • SAT: Seed Association of Thailand
  • SC: Standing Committee (APSA)
  • SEAN: Seed Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal
  • SFMA: Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (website)
  • SFSA: Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • SIG: Special Interest Group (APSA)
  • SPASL: Seed Producers Association of Sri Lanka (under the NAC)



  • ThaSTA: Thai Seed Trade Association
  • TSTA: Taiwan Seed Trade Association



  • UPOV: Union for the Protection of New Varieties
  • USDA: United States Department of Agriculture



  • VSAT: Vegetable Sector Acceleration Task Force (Myanmar)



  • WVC: World Vegetable Center (see also AVRDC)