Survey projects 21% increase in tobacco production

Survey projects 21% increase in tobacco production

A report of the first round of crop estimates survey for the 2023/2024 farming season has projected a 21% increase in 2024 tobacco production from that in 2023. The report projects a production of 146 million kilogrammes of the leaf in 2024. In 2023, 120 million...

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Industry winds up 2024 first round of crop estimates survey

Industry winds up 2024 first round of crop estimates survey

The first round of the 2023/2024 crop estimates survey that kicked off January 15 was wound up on Friday, February 2. The exercise involved enumerators from the tobacco industry in Malawi collecting data from various tobacco growing areas in the country for three...

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Industry winds up 2024 first round of crop estimates survey

Survey reveals increased planned tobacco production

Tobacco Commission Chief Executive Officer Dr Joseph Chidanti-Malunga says the regulator is hopeful for increased tobacco production in the 2023/2024 farming season. He expressed the sentiments in reaction to results of a November 2023 country-wide nursery assessment...

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Parl. Committee commends TC on Access to Information

Parl. Committee commends TC on Access to Information

The Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communications has commended the Tobacco Commission for orienting its staff on the Access to Information Act (ATIA). Speaking when she opened a one-day ATIA orientation workshop for the commission’s management in...

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Minister commends Commission on farmers’ payments

Minister commends Commission on farmers’ payments

Minister of Agriculture Hon. Sam Kawale has commended the Tobacco Commission for an impressive coordination of the 2023 tobacco marketing season. Speaking to journalists on the status of the 2023 grower registration and licensing exercise in Lilongwe on Monday, Hon....

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International tobacco growers discuss production

International tobacco growers discuss production

The Tobacco Commission on Monday joined tobacco growers and other global industry players at the 2023 International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) annual general meeting underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The general meeting is, among other things, expected to...

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Malawi for protecting country’s tobacco integrity

Malawi for protecting country’s tobacco integrity

The Malawi tobacco industry today adopted the Agricultural Labour Practices (ALP) Code, described as critical in protecting the integrity of the country’s tobacco. Aimed at promoting good practices in tobacco production, the Code is expected to standardize the...

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Grower registration and licensing period extended

Grower registration and licensing period extended

The Commission has extended the 2023 farmer registration and licensing period to 31 October. The registration and licensing exercise which started on 10 July this year was supposed to close on Saturday, September 30. “We have extended the period in response to...

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Licensed tobacco volumes increase

Licensed tobacco volumes increase

Licensed tobacco volumes increase There is an increase in licensed tobacco volumes in the on-going 2023/2024 registration and licensing exercise when compared to last year's. By Monday, 18 September, the Commission had already licensed 150 million kilogrammes of...

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Malawi Shares notes on tobacco with Zambia

Malawi Shares notes on tobacco with Zambia

Malawi shares notes on tobacco with Zambia The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says is impressed with the operation of the tobacco industry in Malawi. At the end of a week-long learning visit last week, TBZ board chairperson Mr Phil Daka cited harmony between the...

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