The members of the institute shall consist of full, associate, and honorary members. The full members shall be members mentioned in Article 4 (ii) of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of TaCRI who shall have voting rights on all matters relating to the institute’s operations and entitled to be appointed to the Board of Directors: Associate members shall be interested members from categories of full members (b-d) but not meeting the limits of the categories at the time of application, but shall have no voting rights at the members meetings while honorary members shall be individuals of outstanding reputation and standing with extensive experience in coffee research and related matters and support the objectives and ideals of the Institute. They will have the right to attend the Annual General Meeting but will have no voting rights.
The members of the Institute shall consist of-
a) The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, represented by
(i) The Ministry responsible for Agriculture
(ii) The coffee industry-regulating agency
b) Grower members shall be drawn from an interested group of members formed into cooperatives or other associations comprising of not les than ten coffee growers producing an average of not less than one thousand metric tones over the past four years.
c) Buying members shall be drawn from interested groups/companies actively engaged in trade dealings of coffee produced in are persons actively engaged in trade dealings of coffee produced in Tanzania and who are selling such coffee as green beans or after roasting and packing, either for local consumption or for export. To qualify for this category each member must deal in not less than one thousand metric tones over the past four years.
d) Processing members shall be drawn from interested companies owning coffee curing and processing plants processing at least two thousand metric tons per year.
No single member shall be represented in more than one category of membership above.
All the four categories of members indicated in sub articles 4 (b), (c), and (d) above shall be eligible for membership provided that they have applied for such membership in accordance with Article 6. Any company, which markets coffee for and on behalf of Grower members within the same corporate structure, may only be represented as a Grower member in the names of the aforesaid Grower Members