Malawi Tea 2020

After 5 years of Malawi Tea 2020 find out about the programme's achievements, case studies and hear from some coalition buyers.

Roadmap pillars

  • Pillar 1: A profitable estate sector

    The Malawian tea estate sector has continuously invested in production systems to move towards higher quality tea and to diversify estate’s activities.

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    Pillar 1: A profitable estate sector
  • Pillar 2: A motivated workforce with better opportunities for women

    Promoting gender equality is a priority under the Malawi Tea 2020 programme. TAML and tea producers have been addressing issues of sexual harassment and discrimination by increasing employee’s awareness and understanding of their rights.

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    Pillar 2: A motivated workforce with better opportunities for women
  • Pillar 3: A living wage for workers

    Worker wages are set through the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and the wages are assessed by an independent wages committee, highlighting the gap with the living wage after computing the living wage threshold.

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    Pillar 3: A living wage for workers
  • Pillar 4: A profitable smallholder sector

    The Malawi Tea 2020 programme implements strategies that enable smallholders to have a more sustainable income. This could be through better agricultural practices and land management, diversification of their income base, or business skills development.

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    Pillar 4: A profitable smallholder sector
  • ETP visiting a tree nursery to check up on progress [Credit: ETP]

    Pillar 5: An energy efficient and environmentally sustainable industry

    The programme supported the industry on climate change adaptation, tree production, beekeeping, and increased availability of fuel efficient cookstoves. In addition, a multi-stakeholder Mulanje landscape initiative has started.

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    Pillar 5: An energy efficient and environmentally sustainable industry

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