Guide to Seed Certification in Northern Ireland

Date published: 24 October 2016

Last updated: 27 June 2024

The Department is responsible for the Seed Certification Scheme in Northern Ireland. 

The Guide to Seed Certification in Northern Ireland explains the procedures for making an application for seed certification in Northern Ireland.

All seed certification forms are available by contacting Environmental Farming Branch.

The day to day technical operation of seed certification is undertaken by DAERA in conjunction with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).  Contact details are as follows:-

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

Certification Authority

Environmental Farming Branch
Clare House
303 Airport Road West
Sydenham Intake

Belfast BT3 9ED

Tel: 028 9052 4406
Email: seed.cert@daera-ni.gov.uk 

AFBI

Official Seed Testing Station

AFBI
50 Houston Road
Crossnacreevy
Belfast
BT6 9SH
Tel: 02890 548000
Email: info@afbini.gov.uk
Back to top