The Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA) is the body in charge of the regulation and development of production, processing, trading, and marketing of six tree crops which includes cashew, shea, mango, coconut, rubber, and oil palm in Ghana.
The Authority, according to the Act, is to perform these main functions.
- Implement policies to ensure the viability of tree crops sub-sector
- Conduct and promote research to develop the tree crop sub-sector
- Regulate, register, co-ordinateand promote all activities relating to tree crops
- Develop, promote and commercialize research findings as well as provide technical, advisory and consultancy services
- Develop and maintain markets as well as promote efficient marketing
- Liaise and co-ordinate with other organizations inside and/or outside their respective countries to further enhance the tree crops sub-sector.
- Plan and implement training programmes and human resource development in line with the needs of the tree crops sub-sectors.
- Act as the resource and information center of the industry including the publication and dissemination of information.