Seed Trade Association of Kenya STAK.
Seed Trade Association of Kenya STAK serves as Secretariat of the Eastern Africa Seed Committee (EASCOM) of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). And is also charged with implementation of agreements of the harmonization project under the Policy Analysis and Advocacy Programme (PAAP) of ASARECA. Several regional technical agreements have been adopted and incorporated in national laws and regulations of several countries, including Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.
STAK hosts the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) since its establishment in 2000, in whose board STAK has permanent representation. STAK also has a permanent seat in the Board of the International Seed Federation (ISF). Which is the global seed industry organization head-quartered in Nyon, Switzerland, while STAK Executive Officer is a member of ISFâ€™s Intellectual Property Committee.
To be the source of information and technical know how on seed matters.
To represent and promote the interest and competitiveness of the seed industry through advocacy, provision of information and capacity building.
The core values at STAK will include:
– Conducting business with mutual respect for each other and working as a team.
– Handling with integrity, all information in its custody and maintaining confidentiality as required.
– Exercise expertise in handling all matters in a professional and responsive manner.
– Passionate in their role to drive the objectives of STAK with commitment at all times.
STAK objectives among others include:
– Providing a forum for interaction and information exchange among its members and key stakeholders.
– Representing interests of the seed industry in Kenya, regionally and internationally.
– Promoting the development of the national seed industry to improve crop production in Kenya, Africa and the entire world.
– Improvement of communication between seed dealers in Kenya, Africa and the rest of the world by providing the necessary seed information, and holding and attending meetings and seminars.
– Interaction with other national and international organizations involved in seed activities, to promote interests of the seed industry.
– Promoting activities that lead to regulatory harmonization in Kenya, Africa and other regions, to facilitate movement of seed.
– Developing a statistical database on national seed production and trade.
– Promoting use of improved quality seed by conforming to national and international quality standards.
– Advising the relevant Government regulatory authorities on rules, regulations and general policy pertaining to seed trade.
Arbitration in any disputes between members.
P. O. Box 2581-00202
Tel: +254 020 258 7162
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