Welcome to the AFSTA congress 2020 Livingstone Portal

AFSTA is a pan African organisation that brings together all seed companies.AFSTA holds an annual Congress in different countries in Africa, and in 2020 the Congress will be held in Livingstone Zambia from 3rd to 6th March. The Congress brings together an estimated 400 delegates (100 local and 300 international).
ZASTA is looking to share with the delegates the development the development of the seed industry in Zambia.The Bulletin will feature articles from Seed researchers, seed producers ,regulators and the farming.In recognition of the input from our partners we would also like to include articles from partners. .

The Chairpersons Words

“We are lining up a very elaborate show piece for the seed sector in Africa and we are indeed up to the task,” said Mrs. Grace Bwanali, the NOC chairperson. What more? The seed sector in the country is now on a roll as the seed companies in the country are now able to trade using the globally recognized Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seed scheme for export following the accreditation of the Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI) by the global body. The Country is an ISTA member also and it has an accredited Seed Certification Laboratory. .

The NOC Secretary

After a very memorable and colorful Congress in Mombasa, Kenya, focus now turns to Livingstone, Zambia, an equally beautiful town located on the shores of Victoria Falls which will host the annual AFSTA Congress 2020 after a period of 13 years when Zambia hosted the congress in 2007.

Livingstone is a town in south Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls. The Livingstone Museum traces local history and archaeology, and the life of the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, after whom the town was named.

The National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the AFSTA congress 2020, begun putting everything in place for the Congress due from March 3rd to 6th 2020 in the scenic city. The congress venue will be Avani Hotel.