Through efforts of the Malawi Tea 2020 programme, wages of tea workers have increased. The net living wage gap closed with 25%. This means that tea workers on tea plantations in Malawi now get 40% more than the country’s minimum wage. With stakeholders from across the entire value chain, the Malawi Tea 2020 programme held its third Annual Progress Meeting (APM) to discuss transforming tea trading and the tea industry as a whole in Malawi. As the programme reached its mid-point, it is important to capitalise on the good progress to date whilst ensuring that the programme remains rooted in the commercial realities of the Malawian tea industry.
Want to read more on how Malawi Tea 2020 works to achieve a living wage? Read be progress report here.