SEMAE provides guidance on how to develop a viable seed industry that respects international standards
7 partnerships in progress!
ASFIS: French training, consultancy and expertise assessment for the seed sector
More than 120 themes of training offered every year!
SEMAE is the French Interprofessional Organisation for Seeds and Plants.
SEMAE facilitates discussions, exchanges, and decision-making by all stakeholders of the seed sector.
The certification of seeds and seedlings public service is carried out by SOC, the official service for control and certification of seeds and plants.
SOC also verifies compliance with phytosanitary regulations. SOC is a specific technical department in charge of the public mission entrusted to SEMAE by French regulation. The department is run by a senior state official appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture, who also represents France at the OECD and UNECE on matters involving seeds certification.
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