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Idara na Vitengo



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

This 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; and
  • Coordinate matters on property rights that relate to plant genetic resources and geographical indications.

This Unit will be led by a Registrar.