Tea Association of Malawi fights women abuse in tea estates

Post was last updated: March 22, 2018

The Tea Association of Malawi (Taml) has said it has reduced cases of women abuse in tea estates.

Taml chairperson, Atu Kalinga, said this on Saturday during an event organised to appreciate women and the work they do in the tea industry.

Kalinga said women make up 70 percent of workers in the tea industry.

He said Ta m l expects tea production to jump this year if the country continues to receive good rains.

“This year, we have fared relatively well as compared to last year and 2016. It is our hope that we will continue to receive enough rains up to April because if that happens, production will be relatively good,” Kalinga added.

World University Services of Canada (Wusc) Country Director, Godfrey Mphande, said the organisation is focused on enhancing economic opportunities for youths and women in the country.

“Taml is a partner of Wusc in promoting gender equality in the tea sector. It is important that all stakeholders in Malawi continue to work together and t ake advant age of opportunities such as the International Women’s Day to promote gender equality in the work place,” Mphande said.

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