About the Ministry

Plant Breeder’s Right Unit

To promote plant breeding and availability of improved plant varieties for agricultural development in the country.

The Unit will perform the following activities:-

  • Establish criteria for quality plant breeds
  • Register quality plant breeds
  • Grant Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR)
  • Establish and maintain a documentation centre for the purposes of dissemination of information on Plant Breeders' Rights in Tanzania
  • Maintain a register and provide information on Plant Breeders' Rights issues
  • Facilitate transfer and licensing of Plant Breeders' Rights
  • Collaborate with local and international bodies whose functions relate to Intellectual Property Rights matters
  • Maintain the Plant Breeders' Rights Fund established under the Plant Breeders Rights
  • Coordinate matters on property rights that relate to plant genetic resources and geographical indications