Who We Are
Tanzania Seed Trade Association (TASTA) is a voluntary Non-profit membership association established in the year 1999 as joint efforts of private seed companies to have a single body that would represent private seed sector interests and also as a measure to promote Public-Private-Partnership in Tanzania.
The association became registered in January 2002 under the Societies Ordinance of 1954 and it remains the only Seed Trade Association recognized under the SEED ACT 2002.
The association has 45 registered members ranging from multinational and local seed companies, public seed companies and associate members.
To represent, further interests of its members through development of the seed sector for increased benefits and improved national economy.
Established Quality Public Private Partnership with Quality Products and Quality Service.
Why Join Us?
- Provision of up to date information on seed matters: TASTA will provide you with information on the seed industry in Tanzania and rest of the World regularly through our quarterly electronic newspaper (E-Review) and Flash News sent from time to time when important news on the seed industry come up.
- Networking:TASTA offers members an opportunity to interact with other seed business companies so as to improve on the quality and distribution channels of seed business.
- Sharing experiences: Members are allowed to use TASTA as a platform to share experiences, show case their products and discuss issues that improve their businesses and trade in high quality seeds.
- Knowledge:Members of TASTA get the opportunity to appreciate the various linkages and use them to improve their seed businesses.
- Integration:The annual general assembly provides member with an opportunity to interact and learn from each other.
- Mediation: TASTA provides mediation services to its Members whenever a crisis unfold either between a TASTA Member and the government or farmers, or even amongst its Members.
- Developing Business Plans: TASTA does facilitate in the development and creation of viable business plan to any of its Members or prospective Members so as to ensure business growth.
- Policy Reforms: TASTA works with other national, regional and multinational organizations and government agencies to review, propose or facilitate policies that are friendly and that would bring about positive change in agriculture.
TASTA Membership is open to the following groups:
a) Private Seed Companies,
b) Public Corporations and Institutions dealing in breed, production, supply and distribution of seed,
c) Seed Associations,
d) NGO's and Research Institutions dealing in breeding, production, supply, training and distribution of seed.
Membership Admission Fees (applicable to all members) USD 300, Annual Membership Fees USD 1,500 (for local organizations), USD 2,000 (for multinational organizations) and USD 500 for Associate Membership.
Bob ShumaExecutive Director
Over 30 years experience in the seed industry.
Thomas MindeFinance Officer
Qualified accountant with good knowledge of TASTA operations and functions.