The Tobacco Research Board was established in 1950 under the Tobacco Research Act (Chapter 28:21). It’s mandate is to direct, control and carry out tobacco research in Zimbabwe. The TRB’s mission is “To maximise economic value from sustainable and responsible tobacco production through the development and provision of elite varieties and innovative agro-based services and products
The TRB has exclusive rights to flue-cured research in Zimbabwe. All varieties of tobacco sold in Zimbabwe must be those recommended by the TRB. Furthermore, all agrochemicals used on tobacco must be countenanced by the TRB before use, in terms of the Tobacco Marketing and Levy Act. The Board emphasizes science-and fact-based management of the crop by growers. The TRB headquarters are at the world-renowned Kutsaga Research Station at the outskirts of Harare.
CONTACTS: DR. D. GARWE – GENERAL MANAGER
DR. S. DIMBI – AGM, RESEARCH AND EXTENTION
MR. O. MHARAPARA – AGM, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
MRS. T. MADZIVA – AGM, FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES
To be recognized institution in tobacco research and the provision of related services and products by 31 December 2018.
To develop and provide elite varieties and innovative agro-based technical services and products in order to maximize economic value from sustainable tobacco production.
As a Board we are guided by the following values in the way we conduct our mandate.
Innovation: Our quest for novelty.
Integrity: Our ethical, trustworthy, fair and transparent approach to business.
Accountability: Our responsibility from idea and process to outcome and impact.
Transformation: Our commitment to improved livelihoods of tobacco growers.
Actualization: Our accomplishment of business objectives through efficiency, persistence, and creativity.