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Monday, 18 November 2019 06:47

Tama keen on over production of tobacco

Written by  Sellaphine Banda

Lilongwe, November 18, 2019; Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) has encouraged farmers to produce the recommended tobacco that the buyers of tobacco are looking for to avoid disappointments.

Speaking during the Press briefing on Wednesday at Tama house in Lilongwe, the President of Tobacco Association Of Malawi (TAMA), Abel Masache Banda who is  the President of  International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA)  said it is their duty as  mother body to take part in civic educating their famers.

“As you know each year Tobacco buyers set the required amount   of tobacco they will want to buy and it’s our duty as Tama to create awareness to our famers on the importance of producing required production of Tobacco.

“The Association expects tobacco farmers to produce 161 million kilogrammes of the crop and not more than that,” he said.

He added that TAMA plans to engage in different awareness campaigns on how best we could help our farmers to adhere to the required demand.

Banda was recently elected president of International Tobacco Growers Association for a two-year term which he hopes would enable him to advocate for issues that affect Malawian tobacco growers on the international tobacco market.

There are more than 40 million tobacco growers in the world and many   others   indirect beneficially groups whose lives depend on tobacco

The Global ITGA for 2019 was conducted on November 3-5, 2019 in Santiago, Dominican Republic.