The main functions as set out in the Cashew Act No. 21 of 1984 (As amended in 1993) is as outlined below:-
- To advise the government on policies and strategies for the development of the Cashew industry.
- To promote the development of cashewnut production, processing and marketing.
- To assist directly or through financial support the research and development of Cashew Industry.
- To regulate and control the quality of cashewnuts.
- To collect, refine and maintain, use disseminate information or data concerning the Cashewnuts Industry.
- To promote and facilitate the formation of associations (or other bodies) related to or dealing with Cashewnut Industry and coordinate their activities.
- To make and enforce Cashewnut Regulations.
- To provide consultancy and technical services to cashew farmers, processors, buyers or exporters.
- To represent the Government in International Forum.
- To carry out other tasks that are associated with improvements in cashew industry as need arises in the course of time, such as:
- To register or license Cashewnut Growers, Buyers, Sellers, Processors and Exporters.
- To grant licenses and permits for buying and exporting of cashewnuts.
- To appoint inspectors for inspection of Cashewnut farms; processing facilities, warehouses and any other facility that may be inspected for the better carrying out of the provisions of the Cashewnuts Industry Act. 2003.
CASHEWNUT BOARD OF TANZANIA