The African Crop Science Society (ACSS) was established in 1993 with overall goal of promoting crop production and food security in Africa. The general objectives embedded in the society’s constitution are to:
- foster and promote the study of crops in all its facets by creating opportunities for the free exchange
- foster liaison between the society and other bodies with common or similar interests both in Africa and abroad
- obtain and disseminate knowledge, information and ideas pertaining to crops by means of deliberations and publications
- promote the work and interests of members of the profession
- promote collaboration among the national and regional crop science societies in Africa
- encourage scientific training in crop science
- promote a general awareness of utilising, protecting and conserving the environment
- fulfill any other function that may be in the interests of crop science.
Generally, the activities of the society include: the convening of congresses, symposia, workshops and training courses; publication of the African Crop Science Journal; publication of regular Newsletters; and organising meetings.