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Cumulative tea earnings down 39 percent

Cumulative earnings from tea, one of the country’s export crops, has dropped by 39 percent year-on-year to $2.7 million (K1.2 billion) from the previous year’s $4.4 million (K1.9 billion), according to a latest report. In its monthly economic review for March 2015, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has attributed the “relatively lower earnings” to lower…

Process the green leaf, Taml urges smallholder tea growers

The Tea Association of Malawi (Taml), a grouping of large tea estate growers, has urged smallholder growers to graduate from selling green leaf and consider setting up small factories to do the processing. Taml chief executive officer Clement Thindwa cautioned the growers under the newly constituted National Smallholder Tea Growers Association (Nstga), a grouping of…

Malawi’s traditional tea markets decline

The United Kingdom (UK), Malawi’s traditional market for tea, the country’s second foreign currency earner after tobacco, seems to be on a steady decline, according to the Tea Association of Malawi (Taml). Six years ago, the UK used to absorb over 16 000 metric tones of the country’s tea, but that is no longer the case. Figures…