ANPROS is the National Association of Seed Producers. It is an agency formed by producers, distributors, marketeers, researchers, and other organizations related to the seed sector. It was founded in Santiago, Chile, in December 1959 by a group of agriculture producers registered in the Registry of Certified Seed Producers of the Ministry of Agriculture, and the US government as part of a plan of assistance for developing countries. The US government sent Mr. Clarence O. Grandfield, an expert in alfalfa seed production, to start a training plan for the development of various crop seed species. He also suggested the formation of a Union Association for the area, with the aim of building higher power of negotiation and stimulating seed industry development in the country. This group, then, was the promoter of initiatives for developing certified seed and creating seed laws, among other things.
ANPROS’ mission is contributing to the progress and development of Chilean agriculture, representing its associates in all the issues concerning the seed industry activity, both nationally and internationally, and promoting sustainability for this industry.