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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] Tobacco farmers angry over contract farming

Contract farming sees farmers having pre-market agreement with buyers hoping to achieve smooth market and also to have the full control of their products at the market. However, according to some farmers whom Malawi24 interviewed at the auction floors, g
Malawi24 (mw)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:25
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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 farmer commits suicide after making losses

A 30 year-old farmer in Dowa district on Saturday committed suicide after failing to recoup the money he spent when growing his tobacco. Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Richard Kaponda has identified the man as Mandaachepa Kandikana Kachipere.
Malawi24 (mw)
added Jul 25, 2016 16:10
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[Africa] Malawi searches crop after tobacco: Soya touted by Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange

Officials from Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange (AHCX) are encouraging farmers in Malawi to grow more soya, saying the crop can bring in US$1 billion in one growing season.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:03
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[Africa] Tobacco future continues to look smoky in Malawi

Officials from the tobacco industry are not sure when the buying season will come to an end but said the future of the gold leaf in Malawi still looks smoky and foggy.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 23, 2016 00:29
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[Africa, Malawi] Tobacco farmers producing too much tobacco: affecting leaf price

Chief Executive Officer for TAMA Graham Kunimba said due to the high supply of tobacco on the market, buyers are taking advantage by offering prices that are not favourable to farmers.
Malawi24 (mw)
added Jul 22, 2016 23:49
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[Africa] Tobacco farmers request Malawi govt permission to sale the leaf abroad

Frustrated tobacco farmers at Limbe Auction Floors have asked the government to give them permission sale their leaf abroad following the high rate of tobacco rejection rate at the market.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jun 17, 2016 19:40
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[Africa] Malawi loses out K11bn in tobacco sales

Tobacco sales in all the four auction floors continue to face problems ranging from low prices to high rejection rate forcing the country lose out K11 billion.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added May 18, 2016 18:48
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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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