How traceability is restructuring Malawi's tobacco industry

Moyer-Lee, Jason and Prowse, Martin ORCID: (2015) How traceability is restructuring Malawi's tobacco industry. Development Policy Review, 33 (2). pp. 159-174. ISSN 0950-6764

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This article applies a global value-chain framework to the tobacco industry in Malawi, showing how cigarette manufacturers govern the chain and control first-tier suppliers, the leaf merchants. Contract farming offers smallholders the ability to meet manufacturers' compliance and traceability requirements and an opportunity for process and product upgrading, but threatens to exclude poorer growers. The article concludes by highlighting the role leaf merchants can play in diversifying Malawi's economic base and suggests research avenues to understand this rapid institutional evolution better.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 01:37
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 01:16
DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12096

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