Over the last five years, the Malawi Tea 2020 programme has fomented greater investments in the Malawian tea sector, improving the industry’s economic outlook and workers’ well-being, bolstering the economic position of smallholder farmers, and has taken steps to mitigate the harmful impact of climate changes. As the programme concludes, find below some the Malawi Tea 2020 achievements:

  • 33%

    of the living wage gap has been closed

    for 50,000 tea workers

  • 66%

    more tea volume sourced

    Coalition buyers sourcing 66% more tea volume from Malawi since the start of the programme

  • 1st

    Sustainable Procurement Model

    Tool to provide insights into coalition buyers' contribution and commitment towards closing the living wage gap. All coalition buyers have reported - in their buyer assessments with Oxfam and IDH - making some use of the Model

  • 1st

    Sector's collective bargaining agreement between PAWU and TAML

  • $14.1 Million

    Invested by producers

    for productivity, quality, replanting, factories, irrigation, diversification Tea estate producing higher quality teas

  • Higher

    quality teas

    Tea estate producing higher quality teas

  • 1st

    Gender Equality, Sexual Harassment, and Discrimination policy

    Implemented across all tea estates through 144 Women’s Welfare Committees and 147 Gender Committees & introducing reporting mechanisms at all estates

  • 80%

    of workers receive fortified meals (40,175 workers)

    & more vegetables for all tea workers

  • 12,500

    Farmers and workers participated in Village Savings and Loans associations

    Increasing financial security

  • 64%

    of tea farmers attended Farmer Field Schools

    Good agricultural practices, increased yields, higher quality for 10,564 farmers (81% women)

  • 925,880

    tree seedlings grown

    & 350,000 tea plants planted

  • 9,931

    fuel-efficient cookstoves produced

    80000 tons CO2

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