NASTAG President
Thomas Havor

Thomas Havor
President

Mr. Thomas Wilfred Havor is the National President of the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG). He is the CEO of Yonifah Seeds Company Limited; a registered member of NASTAG located at Dedukorpe in the Volta Region of Ghana and specialized in the production of certified Maize, Okro and Cowpea Seeds.

He is an Agriculturist by profession and currently serves as a member of the National Varietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) as well as a member of the National Seed Council. 

Mr. Thomas Havor is very passionate about the growth of the Seed Industry in Ghana hence his involvement in promoting activities of seed through his leadership and technical skills. He is also currently the National Director, Family Life Mission, Ghana.

Vice President
Felicia Nyantakyi-Owusu

Felicia Afia Nyantakyi - Owusu
Vice President

Mrs Felicia Afia Nyantakyi - Owusu is the Vice President of the National Seed Trade Association Ghana (NASTAG). She is also the founder and CEO of The Seedshop Company Limited, an agricultural services company. In addition to running a thriving agribusiness, she is a leader in the sector who works to empower other female entrepreneurs.

She currently holds the position of National Focal Person of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); Non-State Actors Coalition, (CNC-GHANA) which is a continental platform that seeks to bring together all non-State stakeholders within the country to engage government on policies to benefit the nation and ultimately the continent as a whole.

Mrs Nyantakyi is also a member of the National Varietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) and serves on the Advocacy sub-committee of the Executive Council of NASTAG.

 

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Roland Quaye
General Secretary

Roland Quaye is the secretary of the Executive Council of the National Seed Trade Association and the general manager of RMG Ghana which is a company specialized in Agricultural inputs distribution viz Seeds, Crop Protection Products, Fertilizers, Irrigation Equipment, Fumigants, Sprayers across Ghana, East and West Africa.

Roland is a young Business Intrapreneur with diverse skills in agriculture, marketing and management, over eight years working knowledge and experience in the Ghanaian Agricultural Industry with proven success.

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James McKeown Frimpong
Treasurer

Mr. James McKeown Frimpong is the Treasurer of the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG). He is the CEO of Jafel Agrofarma Ventures, a registered member of NASTAG, located in Amasaman, in Ga West Municipality, Greater Accra of Ghana.

As major Agro input dealers, Jafel Agrofarma distributes huge volumes of certified seeds, agro - chemicals and fertilizers and crop protective equipment. As ace - seed producers in the past decades, McKeown effectively managed the Eastern Region Seed Producers Association of Ghana as the President for 18years and has grown through the seeds value chain business.

He is currently the treasurer for the Greater Accra Region Ghana Agri–input Dealers Association of Ghana (GAIDA).

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Simon Abdulai
Southern Belt Representative

Mr. Simon Abdulai is a National Executive Council Member of the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) representing the Southern Sector Zone.

He is the Managing Director of Simco Farms Limited; a registered member of NASTAG located in Chinderi in the Krachi Nchumuru District of Oti Region of Ghana, specialized in the production of certified Rice, Maize and Sorghum Seeds.

Mr. Simon Abdulai's passion for the advancement of the Seed Industry is not only based in production but in distribution as well, hence his involvement in the training of out growers and distributors.

Alhaji Abdulai Antiku
Alhaji Abdulai Antiku

Abdulai Antiku
Northern Belt Representative

Alhaji Abdulai Antiku is the Northern Sector Representative on the Executive Council. He is a founding member of the Association and the Managing Director of Antika Company Limited, one of the largest local seed companies in Ghana, located in Wa in the Upper West Region.

The company is into production of improved certified seeds including hybrid maize, soya bean, rice, cowpea and soyabean. Alhaji Antiku provides input credit to over 6,000 smallholder farmers annually. He is a two-time national award winner, the recent being the 2nd runner-up of the 2019 National Best Farmer award. Alhaji Antiku is a trained Accountant but born a farmer.

Alhaji Antika takes delight in mentoring the youth in various aspects of agribusiness and life in general.

Amos Rutherford Azinu
Amos Rutherford Azinu

Amos R. Azinu
Middle Belt Representative

Mr. Amos Rutherford Azinu is the Middle Sector Zone representative of the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana and the CEO of the Legacy Crop Improvement Centre (LCIC) in Koforidua, Ghana specializing in production and marketing of hybrid foundation seeds. 

LCIC is currently the only private company in Ghana involved in hybrid foundation seed production and marketing. Amos’ experience in maize breeding dates back to September 2009. 

Mr. Azinu distinguished himself as a dedicated, hardworking person and was instrumental in the development of three hybrid maize varieties that have been released 2017 by the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana for commercialization. From February to November 2016, Amos served as a Consultant on early generation seeds (EGS) study in Ghana on a USAID project.

 

Brief Intro

The National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) is an amalgamation of all the seed value chain actors, and was established in February 2016. It currently counts 36 members and expected to grow. The Association is dedicated to supporting the competitiveness of Ghana’s seed value chain through business and technical capacity building of its members

Contact Us

Email: info@nastag.org
Tel: +233302950741
Mobile: +233200783218
Locate us:
House No. 666/14 Dzorwulu, Kwei Okyerema Street Accra

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