About ZASTA

ZASTA is a national seed association that looks at the interest of seed companies in the country's seed trade.It was established in 1999 and has 19 members which include Seed.Co, MRI/Syngenta, Zamseed, Seed Control and Certification Institute(SCCI),ZARI, Klein Karoo, Piooner,Kamano, Monsanto, Stark Ayres, Buya Bamba, Croplife, Harvest Plus, UNZA, Steward Globe and Advanta. ZASTA works in partnership wuth the seed control and Certification Institute (SCCI) of ministry of Agriculture and lifestock (MAL) in combating fake and illegal seed.

OFFICERS

Executive Secretary:  Dr. Watson Mali Mwale
Office Administrator:  Constance Namwali

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NAME POSITION

Grace Bwanali

President

Given Mudenda

Vice-President

Samson Nyendwa

Treasurer

Ndavi Muia

Committee Member

Stephanie Angomwile

Committee Member

Diana Kabwiku

Committee Member

William Rutherford-Smith

Committee Member (Immediade Past President)

William Rutherford-Smith - 2009 TO 2016

Marcel Busuma Kanungwe - 2000 TO 2008


VISION
 

To be a service provider for assured quality seed and enhance its availability


MISSION STATEMENT

To promote an effective and effective seed delivery system for a viable agricultural production and protection of members' interests.


OBJECTIVES
 

The Association objectives are:

  • Provide a national forum for exchange of ideas and experience the formulation of recommendations to Government and other stakeholders on seed policy issues and improved sedd sector performance

  • Stimulat technical knowledge and econimic cooperation among seed enterprises in the country for improvement of the seed trade and the supply of quality seed.

  • Provide machinery among members of the association for interchange of information and experience of cultivar development, seed production, quality control and marketing.

  • Engage in promotion of the seed industry in all aspects thereof fo the benefits of its members

  • Promote high standards of business ethics and to facilitate the settlement of disputes