PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS UNIT
1.1PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS UNIT
To promote plant breeding and availability of improved plant varieties for agricultural development in the Country.
This Unit will perform the following activities: -
(i) Establish criteria for quality plant breeds;
(ii) Register quality plant breeds;
(iii) Grant Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR);
(iv) Establish and maintain a documentation centre for the purposes of dissemination of information on Plant Breeders’ Rights in Tanzania;
(v) Maintain a register and provide information on Plant Breeders’ Rights issues;
(vi) Facilitate transfer and licensing of Plant Breeders’ Rights;
(vii) Collaborate with Local and International bodies whose functions relate to Intellectual Property Rights matters;
(viii) Maintain the Plant Breeders’ Rights Fund established under the Plant Breeders Rights; and
(ix) Coordinate matters on property rights that relate to plant genetic resources and geographical indications.
This Unit will be led by a Registrar.