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Malawi farmers struggle to cope El Nino ravages tobacco harvest

Coupled with poor rainfall pattern which has seen up to half of the population of Malawians in need of food aid, the country’s major forex earner, tobacco, is facing a tough time on the auction floors. Tobacco is the country’s biggest export crop. But f
Africa News (nl)
added Jul 29, 2016 00:22
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[Africa, Malawi] Tobacco farmers cry foul!

Tobacco farmers at Limbe Auction Floors say they feel betrayed by government which has been silent on the issue of tobacco rejection rate. According to some farmers, it is very painful that the government is still silent on their business as buyers are r
Malawi24 (mw)
added May 16, 2016 19:42
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[Africa] Don’t fear Malawian soldiers at Zambia/Malawi border they are curbing smuggling-Kasolo

Government has dismissed fears over the presence of Malawian soldiers along the Zambia-Malawi border line. Eastern Province Permanent Chanda Kasolo told a media briefing in his office in Chipata that the Malawian government had deployed soldiers along
Lusaka Times (zm)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58
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[Africa] Simbi to compete with Nyasa as new Malawi cigarette maker

Billionaire businessman Simbi Phiri through his Khato Civils plan to start manufacturing cigarettes in Malawi and challenge Nyasa Manufacturing Company, a move which could help the country create more jobs.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 16, 2017 19:24
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[Africa, China] Malawi tobacco buyers go on leave as leaf regulators bring in new buyers

Tobacco buyers have gone on summer holiday, leaving huge tonnes of unbought leaf prompting the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) to invite three more buyers....the government has invited a Chinese firm, Chinese Monopoly, an Egyptian company, Eastern compa
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Aug 19, 2016 18:50
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[Africa] State Of Denial: Malawi's Tobacco Farming Addiction

Not many people in the southeast African nation smoke tobacco. They can't afford it. But the country is hooked on growing it and turns a blind eye to the associated risks, especially for child laborers.
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:16
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[Africa, Malawi] Tobacco renders farmers poorer

Buyers in Malawi are making tobacco farmers poorer, according to one farmer quoted in a story by Dibie Ike Michael for Africa News. While the government had established minimum prices for tobacco, buyers continued to pay less than the stipulated auction
Tobacco Reporter
added Jul 29, 2016 21:31
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[Africa, Malawi] "˜Even Jesus could not stop smoking," says Mutharika

has established a framework on the farming of tobacco told off all those people who are asking Malawian government to forget tobacco farming..."People have been smoking since time immemorial, even before Jesus Christ walked on this earth,” said Muthari
Malawi24 (mw)
added Jul 30, 2015 05:47
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[Malawi] Poor tobacco prices irk producers

Tobacco producers in the southern region are unhappy with the low prices being offered by buyers at the Limbe Auction floors. There were also indications that there is a slow inflow of the leaf at the Limbe auction floors, a week after official sales co
Capital Radio (mw)
added Mar 26, 2013 14:43
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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Why its time for Malawi to quit growing tobacco

Imagine this: You are a farmer in one of the poorest countries of the world. Each year, the price of your harvest falls, but you keep growing the same crop because it is what your mother and, before her, your grandmother farmed. Due to low prices at the
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:59
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