BACKGROUND Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) is a semi-autonomous government Executive Agency whose establishment is supported by the Executive Agency Act (Cap. 245 Revised Edition 2009), the National Forest and Beekeeping Policies adopted in March 1998 and administered through The Forest Act (No. 14 of 2002) and Beekeeping Act (No. 15 of 2002) which provides legal framework for the management of forests and bee resources TFS will develop and manage forest and bee resources sustainably in collaboration with stakeholders in order to deliver sufficient and quality goods and services to meet local and international sociology-economic and environmental needs.
The specific role and responsibilities of TFS will be; (i) Establishing and managing national natural forest and bee reserves; (ii) Establishing and managing national forest plantations and apiaries; (iii) Managing forest and bee resources in general land; (iv) Enforcing Forest and Beekeeping legislation in areas of TFS jurisdiction; (v) Providing forest and beekeeping extension services in areas of TFS jurisdiction; (vi) Monitoring and evaluation of TFS activities; (vii) Developing TFS Human resources; (viii) Collecting Forestry and Beekeeping revenue; (ix) Safeguarding TFS Assets and (x) Marketing of forest and bee products and services.