Justin Joseph Rakotoarisaona, a seed systems specialist, is the Secretary General for the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has worked for 12 years. One of his core functions is representing the organisation in various international forums. Prior to joining AFSTA he worked as Seed Production Manager in the Ministry of Agriculture in Madagascar where he helped seed producers and facilitated seed multiplication centers. He also worked as the head of the Seed Certification Service in the same Ministry. Justin also served as a Farming Division Chief at FANALAMANGA (Madagascar). Justin is an Engineer of Agronomic Sciences and also holds an MSc in Agri-business Management from the University of London, Imperial College. He also holds various certificates in seed systems from the University of California at Davis (USA). Justin holds an honorary award as a citizen of the City of Davis California, USA.