The Chairperson of the Board of Directors is appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, while the Board Members are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) under Section 8 of Act NO. 4 Of 2012. The Board of Directors under this Act is the highest decision body and responsible for over seeing research and administration matters of the Institute. The tenure of the Board members is three years
Prof. Sebastian W. Chenyambuga Chairperson
Dr. Furaha Mramba Member
Dr. Omary Mponda Member
Dr. Ally Majani Member
Mr. Jackson Ngaiza Member
Dr. Claudius Luziga Member
Dr. N. Nyange Member
Dr. Eligy Shirima Secretary