The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
is dedicated to assisting clients in the production, identification, distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials.
Established in 1919 as the International Crop Improvement Association, AOSCA now has a number of member Agencies across the US, plus Global member countries located in Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The purpose of AOSCA is to assist its members in providing and promoting seed certification, quality assurance, identity preservation and other services which facilitate the production and distribution of seed, grain, and other plant products.
Its members provide a global network of organizations with the experience and resources necessary to provide these important services to the seed industry and related businesses.
AOSCA member Agencies are allowed to issue certificates and seed tags that assure customers they are receiving quality seed and crop products that have met AOSCA’s exacting production and documentation requirements.
SANSOR was accepted by AOSCA as an Official Seed Certifying Agency in 2011 and may, therefore, certify seed according to the AOSCA standards. However, South African companies have not yet produced any seed according to these standards.