Tobacco farmers expect better price as Malawi sales open

Tobacco Association of Malawi (Tama) says it is optimistic that buyers will offer favourable prices for this year’s leaf. As President Peter Mutharika is scheduled to officially inaugurate the 2015 tobacco auctions sales on Wednesday.

Maigwa (l) and Munthali: Good leaf

Maigwa (l) and Munthali: Good leaf

Tobacco ready sales

Tobacco ready sales

Farmers want to get a better deal from the sales this year amidst complaints of exploitation.

Tama president Reuben Maigwa said comparatively, a drop in supply and an increase in demand for the green gold this season would boost chances of the leaf fetching better prices.

Maigwa said that additional buyers on the market give hope to the growers for improved prices for the crop.

“We expect the market to commence on a good note. More importantly we anticipate far much better prices for the leaf than the case was in the previous seasons,” he said.

He said estimates indicate that the lowest quality leaf may be bought at $1.75 per kilogramme.

Maigwa said despite a drop in crop quantity, growers are expected to produce high quality tobacco.

“We have evidence that enough tobacco is already at the market for commencement of sales and the leaf is of best quality,” said Maigwa.

Bruce Munthali, the Tobacco Control Commission’s chief executive,   who complaied that sa lethal floods caused extensive damage to tobacco, the country’s leading hard currency earner, is encouraged ith the flow of the leaf to the markets.

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12 thoughts on “Tobacco farmers expect better price as Malawi sales open”

  1. nchimba says:

    Muwabereso alimi agalu inu

  2. samzy says:

    Akuba anthu agulawo

  3. Mavuto Pwiya~pwiya says:

    Commentndikhulupilira Anganyawa chaka chino aperekako madola oyenera, molingana ndi m’mene fodya alili.

  4. musandifunse says:

    Let’s wait and see.

  5. ronex says:

    Commentyou buyers be fair enough God is watching you

  6. Kadakwiza says:

    Its good news to hear. Alimi ayenera asangalale. Boma limafunika chonchi. Zikomo a president Muthalika. Malawi yiri paumphawi wazaoneni. Ana a Malawi ali dziko lonse la pansi chifukwa chothawa umphawi. Pitilizani ntchito za bwino a President Muthalika.

  7. NANYATI says:

    CommentZA MCP ZIDATIKWANA KALE SIMUDZATENGASO BOMA MUIWALE

  8. Patriot says:

    Musatinamize, tamva kale pa wailesi kuti mitengo ya fodya ikhala pakati pa 85 cents ndi $2.50 amvekere mvula siinagwe bwino.
    Kodi chaka ndi chaka mitengo yake nthawi zonse imakhala yoberanayi chifukwa chiyani?
    Koma fodyayo akalowa mpaketi, olo kuti mvula siinagwe bwino, ma paketi awo afodyawo sikudula kwake. Peter Stewva… cigarette mpaka K1500 paquet. Zoona?

    AZUNGU NDI OKUBA

  9. wba says:

    Osanamizapo anthu apa lowest quality ndi 85cents osati 1.75 amakukochani ndi ndani kodi

  10. chejali says:

    Good newz Bruce, ngakhale ndi dzina la galu wanga

  11. Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma says:

    Ife a MCP have vested interest in tobacco prices, we urge tobacco companies to give fair prices for the tobacco

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