case study of tenancy arrangements on private burley tobacco estates in Malawi

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Published by Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development in Morrilton, Ark., USA .

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  • Malawi.

Subjects:

  • Farm tenancy -- Malawi.,
  • Tobacco farmers -- Malawi.,
  • Tobacco farms -- Malawi.,
  • Tobacco industry -- Malawi.

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Book details

StatementJ. Sinoya Nankumba.
SeriesAfrican rural social science series ;, research report no. 4
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LC ClassificationsHD1511.M3 N36 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2200993M
ISBN 100933595271
LC Control Number89022628

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Tobacco production in Malawi is one of the nation's largest sources of income. As ofMalawi was the 12th largest producer of tobacco leaves and the 7th largest global supporter of tobacco leaves.

As ofMalawi was the world's leading producer of burley leaf tobacco. With the decline of tobacco farms in the West, interest in Malawi's low-grade, high-nicotine tobacco. TAMA claims to presently handle roughly 50% of Malawi’s total annual tobacco crop at an approximate ratio of about for burley, FCV, and DFC, respectively.

In concrete terms that translated to around 80 million kgs (mkg) of burley, 12mkg of FCV, and mkg of DFC for the crop year Tobacco, or “green gold” as it is popularly known in Malawi, is the country’s primary export and an important cash crop for both smallholder farmers and large estates (Zeller et al., and FAO, ).

Malawi grows four different types of tobacco: Burley; Virginia (flue-cured); Oriental, or “Turkish” tobacco; and Malawi Western. A case study of tenancy arrangements on private burley tobacco estates in Malawi.” ().

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burley tobacco exports, 2. The tobacco tenancy system in Malawi is partly responsible. some landlords prohibit children of tenants living on estates. The economy of Malawi is heavily dependent on tobacco.

Tobacco makes up the single-largest portion of Malawi’s merchandise exports, generating about 45 billion kwacha of export revenue in From totobacco accounted for 55% of exports in Malawi.

The tobacco sector accounts for 13% of Malawi’s GDP and 23% of its tax base. The tobacco industry plays a major role in the Malawi economy.

Tobacco is the main cash crop and the main foreign exchange earner in the economy. Tobacco exports account for more than 60 percent of export earnings.

The main type of tobacco grown in Malawi is burley which in accounted for 94 percent of total tobacco production. Malawi child tobacco pickers.

CFSC in a research conducted in revealed gross exploitation of tenants in tobacco estates as there is no clear legal instruments that would protect their rights. The report also recommended immediate intervention of institutions such as Tobacco Association of Malawi, that government must provide basic terms of the tenancy labour contract between estate.

Source: Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA). Auction prices have declined sincewhen they were around US$/kg for case study of tenancy arrangements on private burley tobacco estates in Malawi book tobacco and US$/kg for burley tobacco.

Inthe average auction prices were US$/kg for flue-cured tobacco and US$/kg for burley tobacco, which dropped by 40 and 37 percent, respectively.

More than 4/5 of it is Burley tobacco. These figures lead to Malawi being the biggest exporter of Burley tobacco in the world.

Tobacco in Malawi is traded in auctions as well as through direct contracts. One specifically Malawian feature is the tenancy system, in which landless tenants conclude oral agreements with land owners. From our study. Malawi’s tobacco is cultivated by 39 tenants.

14 Each tenant family has an average of five children 1 and 40% 15 (78,) of these children are working on a full or part time basis. 37 Forty-five per cent of the child workers are 10–14 years old and 55% are 7–9 years old.

1 The actual number of children working in Malawi’s tobacco. Finding a solution to the exploitation of tobacco tenants in Malawi I have been working as a tobacco tenant moving from one estate to another in the course of the year period with the aim of improving the financial side of my life,” Wyson Chonga, told RuralReporters in an interview.

“Tenants should have access to land for their. The main economic products of Malawi are tobacco, tea, cotton, groundnuts, sugar and have been among the main cash crops for the last century, but tobacco has become increasingly predominant in the last quarter-century, with a production in oftonnes.

Over the last century, tea and groundnuts have increased in relative importance while. Under the tenancy system, estate owners, normally called landlords, recruit farmers from distant districts to grow tobacco for them on their estates.

The tenants are offered accommodation and food rations on monthly basis as well as a cut of the earnings from sales proceeds. Whilst the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) under President Kamuzu Banda pursued an estate-based development strategy from the late s to around (when the two most lucrative types of tobacco.

2 Tobacco Clubs in Malawi In an attempt to reduce poverty and foster smallholder tobacco production, the Government of Malawi started in the early s a gradual process of liberalization of the tobacco sector, its main export. The reform of such a complex sector, where farmers, estates and exporters.

There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw hut. Only two of the other girls. Nankumba, J. Sinoya. “A Case Study of Tenancy Arrangements on Private Burley Tobacco Estates in Malawi.” In Doss, Cheryl R.

and Carol Olson (eds.),Issues in Rural African Development. Arlington, VA: Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Google Scholar.

A history of tobacco production and marketing in Malawi, Prowse, Martin Philip Published in: Journal of Eastern African Studies DOI: /   It has also called for the amendment of the Employment Act of to regulate labour relations in tobacco estates. Among others things, the report reveals that the tenancy system in Malawi is associated with serious forms of exploitation such as forced labour practices, discrimination and violation of human rights and low wages.

The ban follows the news that human rights lawyers are to bring a case against British American Tobacco (BAT)_in the high court in London over child labour in Malawi’s tobacco fields, as a.

study was done with the objectives of understanding the contractual relations between buyers and small-scale growers in the tobacco industry in Malawi and the impact of contract farming on smallholder incomes. Cross-sectional data was collected from contract and non-contract smallholder burley tobacco farmers who.

Tobacco contractual arrangements in Malawi and their impact on smallholder farmers: Evidence from Burley Tobacco contracts. private sector, government, and a local community or group of smallholders. The RIPL team identi ied the need to conduct short case studies on existing, evolving, or proposed investments outside the focus countries.

This Malawi study is the irst such case study to be carried out in the project. The studies have four purposes: 1. Malawi has been exporting tobacco since s z (Wilshaw, s { {) and today Malawi is the worlds most tobacco-dependent economy (Otanez et al, ).

The economy of Malawi heavily relies on tobacco as the commodity contributed to 52% of. Tobacco Type Licences Volume(Kgs) Burley: 47,Fermented Dark Air Cured: 1: 28, Flue Cured: 4, 24, NDDF: 1, 3, Oriental. Factors Affecting Agricultural Marketable Surplus in Tanzania: The Case for Maize / Isaac J.

Minde / Case Study of Tenancy Arrangements on Private Burley Tobacco Estates in Malawi / J. Sinoya Nankumba / Multipurpose Tree Species Research for Small Farms / Christine Haugen (Editor) / Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi: nonmarket institutions for exports (English) Abstract. This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports.

In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets. The paper explores the role of a local institution, the burley.

Value Chain Analysis of Burley Tobacco in Malawi IOB Working Paper / – 9 2. APPROACH TO VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS Value chain analysis has become a reasonably popular, if contested, heuristic tool in the social sciences and in development studies in particular.

It attempts to map the spectrum of activities in the creation of a product. From Subsistence to Smallholder Commercial Farming in Malawi: a Case of NASFAM Commercialisation Initiatives ∗ farmers participate in burley tobacco cultivation.

Estate production of burley tobacco has declined since survey data for the case study. In section 4, we focus on the findings from the survey based on our.

The study particularly highlights: the tobacco industry is a significant component of the Malawian economy accounting for more than 40% of the GDP and supporting the livelihoods of more than half of the population; there are ab tobacco estates in Malawi, with overtenants on the estates constituting the main labour force of.

“periodic tenancy” means a tenancy from year to year, half-year to half-year, quarter to quarter, month to month, week to week or the like; “personal representative” means executor of the will or administrator of the estate or part of the estate; “private land” bears the same meaning as in section 2 of the Land Act; Cap.

Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol Number 1, O Carfax Publishing ofiw,Taylor &FrancisGroup Disordering the Market: the Liberalisation of Burley Tobacco in Malawi in the s JAN KEES VAN DONGE The Malawian tobacco sector has changed considerably in the past decade: the production.

This case study of Malawi illustrates a practical approach for assessing the impact of structural adjustment policies on poverty. Malawi initiated a structural adjustment program inwhich, since mid, has been supported by the IMF through an arrangement under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF), the first such program with an IMF member country.

Burley tobacco from Malawi makes percent of world tobacco exports and overall tobacco accounts for over 50 percent of the country’s foreign earnings, according to Malawi Investment and Trade Centre.

Meanwhile, ITGA held its annual general meeting in Santiago, Dominican Republic where Banda was elected the association’s president. private customary estates with land tenure rights that preserve the advantages of customary ownership but also ensures security of tenure. Private leasehold estates shall be created as subsidiary interests out of any private land, including registered customary estates without relinquishing the ownership of the customary landholder.

Malawi, having realized this dependency on tobacco export, designed national policies aimed at diversifying export products. Burley tobacco is the main variety, with a share of over 80 percent of total production throughout the period under review. Though traditionally produced by large estates, a series of reforms in the.

TOBACCO ECONOMY IN MALAWI This dissertation explores how smallholder tobacco growers in Lilongwe, Malawi, experience and respond to fluctuating and declining incomes, and to a generally unstable market as a result of changes in the global tobacco .This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports.

In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets.

The paper explores the role of a local institution, the burley tobacco clubs, in bridging smallholders to exports.The private land, often acquired in the colonial era through alienation of customary land, was used for large-scale production of export crops, such as tea and tobacco.

These “estates” became the property of the Malawian elite, and throughout the year tenure of Malawi’s first president, Kamuzu Banda, production continued much as it had.

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