Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI), incorporated in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee and with share capital under the Companies Ordinance (CAP. 2012), become legally constituted and operational in September 2001 with the major objective of rejuvenating the Tanzania coffee industry; placing new emphasis on stakeholder-led, demand-driven RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT with the motto “Thinking Big and Acting Big” & “UTAFITI NDIO UHAI WA WAKULIMA WA KAHAWA”.
For more detail see the TaCRI Memorandum & Article of Association
Objective of TaCRI is to rejuvenate the Tanzania coffee industry by placing new emphasis on the role of stakeholder-led and client demand-driven Research for Development. The institute provides a crucial public services to stakeholders in the country’s coffee industry by providing coffee producers with relevant and practical technological innovations and advice to improve productivity and quality but also enhance profitability and livelihoods of coffee producers and increased competitiveness of Tanzanian coffee in the world market.
Ownership: TaCRI is owned by the stakeholders who it is serving. These include small and large-scale coffee farmers, cooperative societies and unions dealing in coffee, coffee processors, coffee traders, relevant NGOs, the private sector, and the Tanzanian Government.
Funding: TaCRI is a non-profit organisation. Therefore, it derives its income from its member’s contribution through voluntary contributions, government and donor contributions; collaborative activities; and the sale of materials and services (e.g. plant materials, soil and plant leaf analyses and publications). The European Union has provided substantial support for kick stating TaCRI and for the implementation of the Strategic Action Plans (SAPs).
TaCRI Focus: Key for any organisation to succeed, is to have a clear focus against what activities can be planned and progress can be judged.
Defining the organisations focus was TaCRI’s first task when it was launched. Through a collective process, involving all personnel within the new organisation, a clear set of values and objectives was produced against which TaCRI bases its management and operational working practice.