The Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT) is a corporate body established by the Act No. 18 of 2009. It is entrusted with the responsibility of regulating the development of the Cashew Industry in Tanzania in undertaking its mandated roles.
CBT’s main functions are to:
- Promote the development of cashew nut production, processing and marketing.
- Assist directly or through financial support the research and development of cashew industry.
- Regulate and control the quality of cashew nuts.
- Promote the consumption of cashew nuts and its products in domestic and international markets.
- Collect and disseminate information on cashew industry.
- Represent the cashew industry in Tanzania at international forums.
CBT is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Minister responsible for Agriculture. The Board is responsible for overseeing the management of the CBT and ensuring that it fulfills its mandate.
CBT is headquartered in Mtwara, Tanzania and has regional offices in Tanga, Manyoni, Tunduru and Dar es Salaam. It also has a representative office in New Delhi, India.
CBT plays a vital role in the development of the cashew industry in Tanzania. It has been instrumental in increasing cashew nut production, processing and exports. CBT has also worked to improve the quality of cashew nuts produced in Tanzania and to promote their consumption in domestic and international markets.
In addition to its regulatory and promotional roles, CBT also provides direct support to cashew farmers and processors. It provides training to farmers on good agricultural practices and to processors on good processing practices. CBT also provides financial assistance to farmers and processors through various schemes.
CBT’s efforts have contributed to the cashew industry becoming one of the most important agricultural sectors in Tanzania. In 2022, Tanzania exported over 300,000 tonnes of cashew nuts, earning the country over $2 billion in foreign exchange. The cashew industry also employs over 2 million people in Tanzania.
CBT is committed to the sustainable development of the cashew industry in Tanzania. It is working to increase cashew nut production, processing and exports while also improving the livelihoods of cashew farmers and processors.
The Board will achieve this through delivery of services in highest standard of excellence to all stakeholders. To appoint inspectors for inspection of Cashewnut farms; processing facilities, warehouses and any other facility that may be inspected for the better carrying out of the provisions of the Cashewnuts Industry Act. 2003. The organization is an equal opportunity employer.
The organization is inviting applications from candidates to apply for new vacant positions.
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