International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) was founded in 1924, with the aim to develop and publish standard procedures in the field of seed testing, ISTA is inextricably linked with the history of seed testing. With member laboratories in over 70 countries world wide, ISTA membership is truly a global network. The vision of ISTA is worldwide uniformity in seed quality evaluation.
ISTA members work together to achieve their vision of 'Uniformity in seed quality evaluation worldwide'. ISTA produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology. This facilitates seed trading nationally and internationally, and also contributes to food security.
India’s annual contribution to ISTA is Swiss Frank (CHF) 5126, which is paid through DARE.
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