Malawi’s 10 Oxcarts Worth of Development

There are just too many tobacco farmers; too few other opportunities in Malawi, and too little demand for tobacco globally, write Mills and Dickie

There are just too many tobacco farmers; too few other opportunities in Malawi, and too little demand for tobacco globally, and now things are set to get considerably worse.
 
In their article, Greg Mills and Dickie Davis, surrounded by children in the village of Chikasauka 50 kilometres north of Lilongwe, Kamzawa, tells us that he would like to be selected for the Integrated Production System – known universally as the ‘IPS’ - to boost his tobacco farming.
 
Mills and Davis state that use fertiliser and seed supplied by the local tobacco trading houses, and the expertise of their ‘leaf technicians’ criss-crossing the country on their 125cc Chinese-made motorbikes, this would raise both the yield and quality of his burley leaf, and hence his income.
 
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Source: 
Daily Maverick

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