• July 15, 2024

Malawi Extends Tobacco Farmer Registration

 Malawi Extends Tobacco Farmer Registration

Image: Tobacco Commission

Image: Tobacco Commission

Malawi’s Tobacco Commission has extended tobacco farmer registration and licensing to Oct. 31, 2023, according to The Nyasa Times. The end date was originally scheduled for Sept. 30, 2023.

“We have decided to extend the exercise by one month, giving enough period to them [stakeholders and growers] without charging any fee or penalty to them,” said Tobacco Commission CEO Joseph Chidanti Malunga.

The Tobacco Commission wants farmers to produce as much tobacco crop as possible because there is more demand for higher volumes from traditional and international buyers.

It is illegal in Malawi for farmers to grow tobacco without being licensed.