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[Africa] Malawi hails Alliance One for its crop diversification initiative

Government has commended one of the country’s tobacco buying companies Alliance One Tobacco Malawi for engaging into various crop diversification programs at its farms in Kasungu where it is has planted some 25 hectares of sugar-beans and 8 hectares of p
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:13
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[Africa, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe] ITGA calls for dialogue

Tobacco growers are urging governments to open formal dialogues about the challenges the sector is facing due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products and the absence of viable alternative crops. The plea was made at a meeting today organized by the
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 16, 2017 00:14
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[Africa, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe] Tobacco growers fear livelihood is at stake

International Tobacco Growers Association... “We have come to a point where it is clear that the FCTC Secretariat has experienced a veto to tobacco growers by ignoring their pleas,” said the ITGA Chief Executive Officer, Antonio Abrunhosa.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Jun 15, 2017 18:45
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[Africa] Malawi: WHO Urges Member States to Include Tobacco Control in Their Policies

According to a press statement issued by WHO ahead of the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31 May every year, tobacco kills more than 7.2 million people per year with over 80 percent from low or middle income countries. In the statement, WHO Regional
All-Africa.com
added May 25, 2017 21:01
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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, 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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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