In order to promote and regulate the tobacco industry in the country, Tanzania Tobacco Board through the Department of Crop Development and Regulatory Services performs the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordinating, control & evaluation of tobacco production services including: Farming arrangement, Grower’s registration, Crop promotion, Crop estimates, Inputs supply modalities, Production infrastructures, A forestation programmes, Farmers’ day/competition, Crop Development Fund establishment & management, Crop research and extension services;
  • To plan, coordinate, administer and evaluate marketing services, marketing research and information, field crop selling arrangements/procedures and domestic as well as export sale arrangements/procedures;
  • To plan and administer crop quality control services including inspectorate services;
  • To enhance adherence to the law and regulations governing tobacco industry on production, processing, promotion and marketing levels;
  • To verify and inspect inputs to ascertain adherence to approved standards;
  • To formulate and implement directorate’s policies for efficient running of the Directorates and achievement of set targets and ensuring that the Directorate operates within the approved expenditure budget;
  • To participate in the implementation of strategic plans of the Board;
  • To advise the Director General on all issues related to the tobacco industry and proposing major policy initiatives.