Skip to content

Department of Health COVID-19 Portal


Agri-Laboratory Association of Southern Africa (AgriLASA) is a non-profit umbrella body, founded in 1993, and aims to provide a forum to promote analytical accuracy, encourage diversity, and provide networking opportunities between experts. Member laboratories share technical knowledge and experience, and address common challenges often encountered in agricultural laboratories.

The association strives to recommend and maintain standard methods of analysis within the disciplines, as well as for the certification of its member laboratories.

A comprehensive, inter-laboratory proficiency test scheme for all the disciplines is co-ordinated by the association. Round robins are regularly conducted to monitor the analytical performance of participating laboratories. The respective discipline committees monitor the efficacy of the scheme as a means to promote the reliability of analytical services offered.

Membership is open to any Southern African agricultural laboratory.