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Economic Aspects of Development of Agricultural Alternatives to Tobacco Production and Export Marketing in Malawi

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: September 2002
  • Page count: 84
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.II.D.13

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This report assesses a number of potential agricultural alternatives to production and export marketing of tobacco from Malawi. It provides analysis and findings on current profitability of alternatives as well as potentials for employment and export earnings, as compared with tobacco. The social needs of employing a large number of workers currently engaged in tobacco production and the country’s need for export earnings are thus taken into account. It is hoped that this report, contributes to the long-term process of diversification and provides clarification of available options. It also includes recommendations made by an Expert Workshop held in Blantyre, Malawi, addressed to the private and public sectors on further action on production and export marketing of new agricultural products that have high developmental and export potentials.