Tag - Malawi

Farmers want to be allowed to get fertilizer on loan from tobacco companies

Farmers in Mzimba have asked Parliament to amend the Tobacco Act to allow tobacco companies to provide loans to tobacco farmers for production of crops such as maize, saying  tobacco farmers have no access to fertilizer under Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) and they cannot afford to buy fertilizer on their own due to high...

Malawi: UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

BAT and Imperial Tobacco deny they are responsible for farming families’ exploitation Two big UK tobacco companies have failed to persuade the high court to strike out a case against them that alleges they are responsible for the exploitation of Malawian farming families and child labour in their drive for profits. British American Tobacco and Imperial...

Malawi President Proposes Switch from Growing Tobacco

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera said Tuesday the country should move away from growing tobacco, although it contributes to more than 60 percent of the country's earnings, because he sees no future in continuing to grow it. At the opening of tobacco selling season, Chakwera said Malawi should switch to other cash crops like cannabis, which...

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