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The Fibre Crops Directorate is a Directorate under the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) with the mandate and responsibility to oversee the Regulation, Development and Promotion of Fibre crops. Through the provisions of the AFA Act (Act No. 13 of 2013), Crops Act (Act 16 of 2013) and other relevant laws and regulations as well as partnerships with other public and private institutions, Fibre Crops Directorate continues to facilitate the industry within the context of its Mission, Vision, Core Values and set service delivery standards.

  • Provision of technical and advisory services
  • Dissemination of market information
  • Promotion of product diversification & value addition
  • Facilitating development of infrastructure in Fibre Crops
  • Enforcement of standards and regulations along the chains
  • Collaboration with institutions involved in sisal and cotton research development and marketing
  • Fibre Crops Inspection
  • Issuing Marketing Agency Licence for domestic and export
  • License for Exporting Fibre Crops
  • Provide Licence for Processing of own Sisal and that of other producers
  • Registration of Buying Centres
  • Inspection of Buying Centres