Publication
Title
How traceability is restructuring Malawi's tobacco industry
Author
Abstract
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Development policy review. - London
Publication
London : 2015
ISSN
0950-6764
Volume/pages
33:2(2015), p. 159-174
ISI
000349206200002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 08.05.2015
Last edited 03.09.2017
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