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1.0       BACKGROUND The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), located at KM 29, Abuja-Lokoja Highway, Sheda, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, is the agency of government established by the Act 72 of 1992, saddled with the responsibility to coordinate and regulate the production, marketing, trade and use of seeds in Nigeria. The Council has a vision of […]

Hon. Minister of Agriculture

Audu Innocent Ogbeh was born in Otukpo on July 28, 1947 to the family of late Pa Ogbeh Ejembi and Madam Egbi Ogbeh (nee Odinya), both of Efugo-Otukpa in the present day Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. His late father was a renowned farmer, community leader and disciplinarian while his mother was a […]

Olanrewaju Howells

Olanrewaju Howells is the Group Managing Director of VARDEN with over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur. His wealth of experience spans Hospitality, Entertainment, Real Estate, Agriculture and Mass Media. He ventured into agriculture in 2014, setting up Varden Farms Scheme 1, and in 2016 Varden Farms and Resort pioneered the developing trend of commercial […]

Michael Keller

Michael Keller was appointed Secretary General of the International Seed Federation in June 2014. Michael, a German national, lived and worked in Paris for 18 years before relocating to Switzerland to join the International Seed Federation in Nyon. Having graduated from the Universities of Manheim and Bonn where he completed a Law State examination, Michael […]

Andreas Wais

Secretary General at ISTA In 2006 he was appointed to deputy head of Business Unit Agro. 2007 the Business Units Agro and Chemicals were combined into one under his leadership making use of the risk assessment experience in Agro for the upcoming REACH. Beginning of 2008 a new Business Unit structure was implemented due to […]

INDIA High Commissioner

Mr. B.N. Reddy joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993, and has served in Indian Missions in Indonesia (1995-98), Lao PDR (1998-2001), New York (Permanent Mission of India) (2005-2008), Malaysia (2008-2011) and Geneva (as the DPR in Permanent Mission of India) (2013-16). He has served in the Ministry of External Affairs in the Administration Division […]

Ido Verhagen

Ido Verhagen is the executive director of the Access to Seeds Index. Since its start in 2013, the Index has grown out to a unique resource for information on how the seed industry is supporting smallholder farmer productivity, one of the main targets on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. The 2019 Index includes […]


Mr. Minh was appointed Director of Plant Variety Protection Office on December 1, 2015, having previously held the role of Examiner on PVP since 2004. From 1983 to 2004 he worked for National Center for Plant Variety Evaluation and Seed Certification (NCVESC) just after graduated from Agriculture University No2 in Vietnam. In 2004 he moved […]

Csaba Gaspar

Programme manager – OECD Seed Schemes & the OECD Forest Seed and Plant Scheme Csaba Gaspar studied Horticulture and Biotechnology at the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary. He started his career as a food and phytosanitary inspector in the Hungarian Food-Chain Safety Office where he did certification inspections and quality control of fruit and […]