The harvest is in the seed

AfricaSeeds is an intergovernmental institution promoting and leading in sustainable development of the seed sector in Africa. AfricaSeeds is responsible for this website and its contents. This Privacy Policy explains how we use, disclose and manage the personal information we collect from you through our website.

Mailing list

If you register to our mailing list, you will choose to provide AfricaSeeds with personal information, such as your name, email address or telephone number. You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any point by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ or contact us. AfricaSeeds’ mailing list is administered by Mail Chimp. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


This site uses cookies to understand how you use the site, and this will allow us to improve our content and make it more respond to your needs.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How and how long we retain your data

We may use the personal information you provide on the AfricaSeeds website for internal purposes, such as for website administration, data analytics (provided by Google Analytics) and compliance purposes.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We may share the information with service providers, who will be authorised to act only under our instructions or to comply with legal obligations. In addition, we may disclose information about you to comply with our legal obligations.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can edit your data at any time. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. For any other information request please email [email protected]

AfricaSeeds reserves the right to amend this policy at any time without notice, so please check back regularly.