Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Research Problem Statement
INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGNERS big(a) THE FUTURE OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN MALAWI. baccy plant plant is Malawis green gold. tobacco earns about 60% of Malawis forex thereby qualifying to be the major contributor to Malawis economy. For the past few years, the tobacco marketing season has been characterized by high rejection evaluate at the auction floors, a great add of bales returning with no sales, and low mediocre prices.The 2011 tobacco marketing season proved to be the wrap up with burley average price f altogethering by 41% from US$1. 90/kg in 2010 to US$1. 13/kg in 2011. The total average price on the auction floors was 33% demoralise as comp bed to the 2010 average price (US$1. 86/kg to US$1. 24/kg). International Tobacco Growers familiarity (ITGA) Tobacco Courier Quarterly Publication no. 52 December 2011 www. tobaccoleaf. org. Although the average price for all tobacco types improved in the 2012 marketing season from US$1. 4/kg in 2011 to US$2. 22/kg in 2012, the volumes of the crop dropped importantly from 208 million kgs in 2011 to 79. 6 million kgs in 2012 representing a drop of about 62%. TCC 2012 Tobacco Sales Summary. This could be as a solvent of the impact the poor prices had on tobacco farmers in the previous season and also the uncertainty ring the future of tobacco fruit due to international treaties like the worldly concern Health Organization cloth Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FTCT).In November, 2010, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) CoP4 through their Working Committees on various Articles of FCTC, approved in principle to order flavouring ingredients which they believe increases the attractiveness of tobacco products. The collection also recommended the restriction or total forbiddance of additives or flavourings used in the manufacturing of tobacco products. meshwork Source www. tobaccoleaf. org. (21. 08. 2012).A number of other recommendations were also discussed which when pick out would mean doom for the tobacco industry. Malawi is one of the countries to be affected if WHO-FTCTs measures are adopted. Malawi should therefore lobby for international support in ensuring that recommendations and guidelines by the WHO-FCTC are not implemented without considering Malawis concerns since tobacco production remains the backbone of Malawis economy and a livelihoods for most Malawians in the rural areas.