Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA) was established under Fertilizer Act No. 9 of 2009 in May 2012. TFRA is under the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) and was given the responsibility of making provision for regulation of manufacturing, exportation, sale and utilization of fertilizers. The establishment of TFRA repeals the Fertilizer and Animal Food stuffs Act, Cap. 378. The authority was also entrusted with safeguarding farming community from procuring poor quality fertilizers from fertilize dealers.
Roles and Functions of TFRA
As stipulated in the Fertilizer Act No. 9 of 2009, TFRA has been mandated to
- Regulate all matters relating to quality of fertilizers and sterilizing plants;
- Conduct registration of all fertilizers and fertilizer supplements’ dealers and their premises;
- License fertilizer dealers;
- Provide permits for importation and exportation of fertilizer and fertilizers supplements;
- Inspect fertilizer and fertilizers supplements for quality assurance;
- Conduct regular training of stakeholders on fertilizer matters;
- Provide technical advice to the governments and other institutions on all matters relating to fertilizer and fertilizer supplements management and control.
To Become a Center of Excellence in Regulating the Supply and Use of Fertilizers and Fertilizer Supplements for Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania.
To Promote Sustainable and Profitable Agricultural Production Through Judicial Application of Quality Fertilizers by Farmers for Green Revolution.
- Stakeholder’s focus
To increase agricultural production and productivity through provision of good quality fertilizers and fertilizer supplements
The Main target is to ensure availability of quality fertilizers and fertilizer supplements in the country. To make sure the farmers get the fertilizer by indicative price.