Malawi is a country that heavily depends on agriculture for its economy. Its major export is tobacco and it generates about 60% of the country's foreign exchange. Tobacco growers toil throughout the season in order to produce a high quality crop yield. However these farmers don't enjoy the rewards of their hard work at the end of each season because of the lower prices that are "imposed" on them by the buyers. They feel marginalised since they're always told exactly how much money they should charge for their own harvest. As a result tobacco growers in Malawi continue to suffer.
Julius Bright Phiri
- a friend of friend (who I know from Westville (South Africa), but now lives in Metchosin (Canada))