Agencies

Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)

Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)

Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA) was established under the Executive Agencies Act No 30 of 1997. The Agency was launched in June 2006 as a semi autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. The Agency took over the responsibilities that were performed by the Seed Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives. The aim of establishing ASA is to ensure high quality agricultural seeds are available to farmers at affordable price

Key functions

  • Expand seed production and distribution networks so as to facilitate seed accessibility by farmers,
  • Promote increased private sector participation in the seed industry development through establishment of public-private partnerships or joint ventures in seed production and distribution,
  • Promote increased demand of certified seed by farmers,
  • Strengthen research capacities for breeding and producing varieties that address farmers’ specific demands.

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PLOT NO. 50, MAGODORO STREET
P.O.BOX 364, MOROGORO, TANZANIA
TEL: +255 (0)23 2600109
FAX: +255 (0)23 2600239
MOBILE: +255 (0)769 260109
TEL.: +255 (0)715 260109 | +255 (0) 789 260109
EMAIL: asa@asa.or.tz

http://www.asa.or.tz