The Tobacco Research Board traditionally holds mid-year, the Tobacco Improved Productivity Sites (TIPS) participants and Department of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (AGRITEX) participating officers certification day. The certification day recognizes participants who have successfully completed a course in tobacco production. The TIPS programme emphasizes adopting a hands on learning approach on tobacco production processes by the local participants on selected sites across all tobacco growing districts.

Part of the crowd that attended the TIPS certification day, anxiously waiting to receive their prizes and certificates