Corporate Members are the nationally based trade associations and organizations engaged in the commercial dairy value chain in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Membership is by institution, not by individual, with an institutional representative designated to participate and make decisions on its behalf. Each Corporate member has one vote and the designated representative shall be allowed to hold elected office in ESADA. Once in elected office, the individual holds the office, not the registered institution.
Member institutions (associations, related agencies, organizations) must be an institution in good standing, legally registered, and truly representative of its sector. Companies and Cooperatives engaged in commercial value chain, but without national associations, or not members of existing national associations, may join ESADA directly as corporate members but have no individual voting rights and are not eligible to hold office (but may be co-opted onto committees)
ESADA is founded, held in trust and governed by the Corporate Members and all services are focused on their needs and requirements.