Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said that the number of tobacco-grower registrations indicated that production would be higher in the coming season than it was in the past season, according to a story in The Maravi Post.
Speaking yesterday, Dr. Bruce Munthali, head of the TCC, said the registration exercise had started on a good note.
He said that some local companies had already placed orders and that competition from international buyers was expected to be keener in the coming season.
The 2011-12 season ended on August 14 with 79 million kg of tobacco having been sold, well short of an earlier TCC estimate of 152 million kg.
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