Portail FAO de la Coopération Sud-Sud

National Institute of Seeds (INASE)

Cno. Bertolotti s/n y Ruta 8 Km 29 Canelones
Phone number(s)
+598 22887099
Areas of expertise
Statistiques sur l'agriculture, Commerce et marchés agricoles, Semences, Production végétale / protection des plantes, Systèmes d'information géographique, Ressources génétiques
Mandate, main activities of the institution and competencies

A) To promote the production and usages of the best seeds with identity and top quality, encouraging also the development of the national seed industry.

B) To support the getting and uses of new national varieties as well as the adjustment of those with foreign origin to the own country's conditions.

C) To protect  the new varieties and findings rewarding them with the ownership and property rights.

D) To promote the seed export.

E) To regulate, ensure, and enforce the compliance with the legal regulation.

F) To propose standards regarding production, certification, commercialization, export and import of seeds as well as the protection of new genetic varieties and findings.

Summary of the activities during the last two years

Provision of expertise to other countries or institutions from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Provision of reference substances/services/training to other countries or institutions.

Collaboration with FAO and other institutions and organizations.

Knowledge dissemination: conferences.

Potential activities through SSC



Name and details of the head of the institution
Focal points
  • CEO: Daniel Bayce
  • Tel: +598 2288 7099 int 125; mobile: +598 9962 2617
  • Email; [email protected]