Tobacco producers are vowing to eliminate child labour all through the production chain so as to improve the local leaf’s image among buyers.
Recently, agriculture authorities hinted at abolishing the tenancy law which also keeps multiple buyers away from Malawi tobacco because of labour exploitation concerns.
Observers insist that shortage of tobacco buying companies on the local market affects pricing of the local leaf due to absence stiff competition.
Meanwhile, TAMA Farmers Trust Chief Executive Officer, Nickson Lita, is tipping growers to avoid using child labour so as to restore Malawi tobacco’s reputation.
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