Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA)

Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority (TFRA)

Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority (TFRA) was established under the fertilizer Act No. 9 of 2009 establishes the Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority as a body mandated to enforce laws / policies / regulations governing the manufacturing, importation and use of and trade in fertilizers, or fertilizer supplements, e.g. growth stimulators and regulators and similar products.

The Act also provides for fertilizer quality control and requires fertilizer dealers to ensure that fertilizer or fertilizer supplements are packed and labeled in the manner prescribed in the regulations.

It prohibits the sale or distribution of adulterated or substandard fertilizer or fertilizer supplements. Under this act, fertilizer regulations were established. In 2012 the Tanzanian Fertilizer
Regulatory Authority (TFRA) with the facilitation from COMPRO II project examined the existing policy and regulatory environment for bio fertilizers in Tanzania. Several gaps and challenges affecting the implementation of Fertilizer Regulations of 2012 were identified and action strategies were proposed.