The Tobacco Research Board was established in 1950 under the Tobacco Research Act (Chapter 18:21). 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 – ACTING GENERAL MANAGER

DR. S. DIMBI – ACTING AGM, RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

MR O. MHARAPARA – AGM, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH SERVICES

MRS T. MADZIVA – AGM, FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES