The Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) is a non-governmental organization that fully represents the interests of the seed industry within the Americas. The main purposes of the SAA are to educate and support development, trade and free movement of seed within the continent and advocate seed industry legislation and regulation issues as to ensure plant property rights.
Promote and facilitate seed business and trade within the Americas and globally.
Promote the discussion between the public and private sector of the different countries towards harmonization of legislations in order to promote growth of the industry and adoption of new technologies.
Contribute to achieve a better understanding of the importance of training and education as a vital support for future farming and agriculture.
Facilitate the regional attendance at organizations like UPOV, ISTA, FAO-IPPC and OECD.
Strengthen relations and discussions with other seed associations such as ISF, CLI, Euroseeds, AFSTA & APSA.
Board of directors
Mexico (President – EC)
United States (Vice presidente – EC)
Argentina (Previous President – EC)
SAA members are countries from the Americas, represented trough their national seed associations. Associate Members are seed companies that aligned with the purposes of the association work together to achieve the goals proposed. Other institutions, which support the mission of the SAA, are Affiliated Members of the association.