Malawi farmers derive no benefit from tobacco

| September 21, 2015

The Malawi government has held discussions with prospective tobacco buyers in a bid to ensure that farmers receive higher prices than they have been getting, according to a Malawi24 story.

This was disclosed by President Peter Mutharika during a press briefing at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre after his return from a trip to China.

Mutharika said the government would soon be forming co-operatives that would market some agricultural produce and help farmers obtain better prices.

Farmers have expressed dissatisfaction over the rise in rejection rates in the current tobacco selling season, which has led to poor sells.

The president said farmers had not benefited from the sale of the tobacco crop this season.

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