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[Africa, Malawi] TCC impressed by tobacco quality

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said it is impressed by the general quality of the crop being sold at this year’s tobacco market. Chief Executive Officer of TCC David Luka said when compared to other countries, the quality of tobacco in Malawi
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58

[Africa] Malawi asked to find an alternative to tobacco

Joshua Mbewe an economist said the way the tobacco selling season has started is a clear indication that the crop is no longer the green gold Malawi should be relying on. “Gone are days when tobacco could be taken as our main forex earner and hub of the
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13

[Africa] Tobacco strategic, important to Malawi’s economy – Mutharika

says tobacco is strategic and important to the Malawi economy, apart from contributing greatly to the country’s foreign exchange earnings, it is also important in the socio-economic well-being and food security of the nation. Mutharika made the remarks T
Malawi News Agency (MANA) (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58

[Africa] Mutharika warns tobacco buyers on prices collusion: Opens Malawi market

“I will be monitoring the selling floors closely to ensure that your so called market prices are more than the protected ones,” Mutharika said. The President emphasised that tobacco farmers need to get better prices for their leaf and there should be n
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13

[Africa, Malawi] Mutharika concedes there is no hope in tobacco

President Peter Mutharika has appealed to all tobacco farmers to diversify into other profitable ventures with income they get from tobacco to avoid the pinch of the global campaign against tobacco. The Malawi leader said this on Tuesday during the open
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13

[Africa, Malawi] APM speaks tough on tobacco smuggling

President Peter Mutharika has warned all people involved in smuggling tobacco out of the country that they will be dealt with. Mutharika made the remarks today during the official opening of the 2017 tobacco marketing season at Lilongwe Auction Floors i
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 11, 2017 22:52

[Africa, Malawi] TCC expects high tobacco prices this year

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said it expects this year’s tobacco prices to be higher than last year’s since there is low supply of the leaf. This year’s tobacco market season will open tomorrow on 11th April starting with Lilongwe Auction fl
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 12, 2017 14:44

[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

[Africa] Tobacco Association of Malawi against farming tenancy ban

Tobacco Association of Malawi has expressed concern over government decision to ban farming tenancy in the country....Government has dubbed farming tenancy as modern slavery.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:28

[Africa] Malawi: Overproduction Strangles Malawi's Tobacco Industry

Mutharika said the continued dwindling prices of Malawi's tobacco at the auction floor demands that farmers should start growing other cash crops. "As a country we need to move away from tobacco as it is the buyers who suggest prices for the tobacco.
added Feb 6, 2017 03:13
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