By Azania Post Reporter
THE Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Tanzania, Dr. Mary Mwanjelwa has instructed the fertilizer regulatory authority to make sure that the product is available at any time, accessible and affordable to many farmers.
Speaking to workers from Tanzania Fertilizers Regulatory Authority (TFRA), she said they have to ensure that the fertilizer is available countrywide.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Tanzania, Dr. Mary Mwanjelwa
She commended workers for working hard particularly in making sure that the fertilizer bulk procurement system is in place.
On his part the TFRA acting Executive Director Lazaro Kitandu, said the authority would continue to work on various challenges especially in relation to the unfaithful workers.
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.