Muundo wa Taasisi
The Dairy Industry Act Cap. 262 of 2004 established the Annual Council and Tanzania Dairy Board to oversee the development of the dairy industry in Tanzania mainland.
The Secretariat of the Board performs day to day operations of the Board.
The Annual Council
At the top of the structure is the Annual Council which is responsible for promoting development of a sustainable dairy industry in Tanzania and strategic issues including scrutinize the TDB Board’s performance. Annual Council is also responsible to advice the Minister and the Board on issues concerning the dairy Industry and matter arising from the implementation and operation of the Dairy Industry Act, Cap 262.
The Annual Council is the decision making body which is comprised of;
1. A chairperson appointed by the Minister responsible for livestock
2. One member representing recognised stakeholder organisations in every district of mainland Tanzania
3. One member representing registered national milk producers’ organizations
4. One member representing registered national milk processors’ organizations
5. One member representing registered national milk consumers’ organizations
6. One member from the Ministry responsible for livestock development
7. One member from the national institution responsible for food quality control
8. One member from the public university of agriculture
9. One member from the ministry responsible for local government
10. One member form the ministry responsible for cooperatives and
11. Two members from NGOs active in dairy industry development
The annual council meets once a year and is mandated to deliberate on and decide on matters pertaining to development of the dairy industry as a whole and advise the board and the minister for livestock on the same. It also proposes the members of the Dairy Board who represent stakeholders for appointment by the minister. It also approves annual budgets and annual accounts of the board. Members of the annual council work for a term of 3 years and can be re elected.
The Board is the executive and secretariat of the Annual council and consists of:
1. The chairperson appointed by the minister responsible for livestock
2. Three members representing milk producers
3. One member representing milk processors
4. One member representing milk traders
5. One member representing dairy input suppliers
6. One member representing milk consumers
7. One member representing the Attorney General
8. One member representing the Ministry responsible for livestock development
9. One member from the public institution responsible for food quality control
10. One member from a public university of agriculture
11. One member from the Ministry responsible for local government
Members from (1) to (6) above are appointed by the minister responsible for livestock development upon recommendation from the Annual Council. The board being an executive arm of the Annual Council works by implementing decisions of the annual council and reports annually to the Annual Council. The tenure of office for board members is 3 years and can be re appointed.
The board appoints the Registrar who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the board and other employees.
The Secretariat of the Board
In order to fulfill its vision and mission of developing a competitive, sustainable and self sufficient dairy industry, the secretariat of the Board is organized into three main Departments and four supporting units.
The Registrar is the overall Chief Executive of the Board. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the Board, the management of funds, property and business of the Board, administration, organization and control of staff of the Board and responsible for keeping the Board and Annual Council informed on the progress of the Business of the Board. His office is comprised of the legal advisor, internal audit, procurement unit and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation PME. These three offices are responsible for providing supportive services in areas not linked to any of the specialized department.
Under the Registrar there are three departments
Dairy Technical Services Department
This Department is responsible for ensuring self sufficiency and efficiency in milk production, processing and marketing, to ensure availability of information on appropriate technology for the industry and promote training and improvement of skills of various stakeholders (farmers, traders, processors) in technological advancement in the dairy industry. Others are to promote and facilitate formation of associations or other stakeholders bodies in the dairy industry which shall form a consultative forum, to co-ordinate the registration of dairy stakeholders, liaise with TFDA on licensing of dairy premises and liaise with TFDA in inspection of dairy facilities such as dairy farms, plants, kiosks, parlous and other similar facilities and oversee the adhere all regulation under the Dairy Industry Act Cap 262 by the dairy stakeholders.
Marketing Services Department
This is a department responsible to collect, analyse, maintain and disseminate data and information relating to the dairy industry, monitor trends for the local dairy production, dairy export and import trends and organize dairy promotion shows and participation of stakeholders in such shows within and outside the country.
Finance, Administration and Human Resource Department
This department is mainly responsible to formulate and interpret policy matters related to staff social welfare as well as coordinating all administrative activities, to controls all financial accounting matters of the Board and to develop and implement comprehensive human resources development program and financial resources development programs of the Board.