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CEREALS AND OTHER PRODUCE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title and commencement.

   2.   Application.

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE CEREALS AND OTHER PRODUCE BOARD

   4.   Establishment of the Board.

   5.   Composition of the Board.

   6.   Functions of the Board.

   7.   Commercial functions.

   8.   Powers of the Board.

   9.   Establishment of the Committees.

   10.   Delegation of functions of the Board.

   11.   Disciplinary functions of the Board.

   12.   Appointment of Director General.

   13.   Appointment of senior officers and other staff.

   14.   Appointment of agents and contractors.

PART III
ZONAL COUNCILS OF CEREALS AND OTHER PRODUCE

   15.   Establishment of Zonal Councils.

   16.   Procedures and meetings of the Councils.

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   17.   Funds and resources of the Board.

   18.   Books of Accounts and Audit.

   19.   Annual Reports.

   20.   Remunerations of Members.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   21.   Direction of the Minister.

   22.   Offences and penalties.

   23.   Offence by Body Corporate.

   24.   Offence by Agents.

   25.   General offences and penalty.

   26.   Powers to make Regulations.

   27.   Power to make Rules.

   28A.   Powers to make by-laws.

SCHEDULE

PART VI
CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE FOOD SECURITY ACT

   28.   Construction.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER
THE CEREALS AND OTHER PRODUCE ACT

An Act to make provisions for the establishment of the Cereals and Other Produce Board, for promotion and development of cereals and other agricultural produce and to provide for other related matters.

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[G.N. No. ????]

Act No. 19 of 2009

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title and commencement

   This Act may be cited as the Cereals and Other Produce Act, 2009 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, appoint.

2.   Application

   This Act shall apply in Mainland Tanzania.

3.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Cereals and other Produce Board of Tanzania established under section 4 of this Act;

   "cereals" means edible grains such as maize, oat, wheat, rice, millet and sorghum;

   "contract farming" means farming under an agreement between growers, farmers or producers on one part and financiers such as buyers, sellers, processors or bankers on the other part;

   "Council" means zonal stakeholders forums for cereals and other produce as established under section 15 of this Act;

   "crop" means the produce what is planted or a part of plant which is harvested after cropping, cut, or gathered from a plant or agricultural field, or of a single kind of grain, legume or fruit gathered in a single season;

   "Director General" means Chief Executive Officer of the Board appointed under this Act;

   "input" includes planting material, agrochemical, fertilizer, farm implements and packaging material;

   "Inspector" means an officer authorized by the Board or Local Government Authority to act as an inspector in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "member" means a member of the Board and includes a Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for agriculture;

   "Ministry" means the Ministry responsible for agriculture;

   "natural agricultural resource" includes agricultural land, water and natural vegetation;

   "other produce" means agricultural produce as may be gazetted by the Minister under this Act;

   "premise" means land, building, factory, erection, vehicle, article, or receptacle whatsoever used for the purpose of growing, sorting, processing, storage, transporting or for any other activity connected to the handling of cereals or other agricultural produce;

   "processing" with its grammatical variations and cognate expression means any act or thing done to cereals or other produce for the purpose of adding its value and the word "processor" shall be construed accordingly;

   "Senior Officer" means an officer who is the head of a Unit, Section or Department;

   "shared functions" means functions to be undertaken by all stakeholders as agreed from time to time and may include research, provision of extension services, inputs supply, crop promotion and development, promotion of fair trade and competition, setting indicative prices, collecting, refining, maintaining and disseminating data and information relating to the specific crop industry, improving technologies and delivery system;

   "stakeholders’ meetings" means meetings of the Cereal and other produce Council provided for under this Act;

in pdf it was "actor"    "stakeholder" means a dealer in the specified crop industry such as the central Government, local government authorities, cooperative societies, the Board, research and training institutes, traders and input suppliers, producers and other private sectors in cereals and other produce.

PART II
THE CEREALS AND OTHER PRODUCE BOARD (ss 4-14)

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