About TAMA Farmers Trust

Ninety Years Of Serving Farmers

The Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA), was founded in 1929 in the name Nyasaland Tobacco Association. TAMA became a registered trust in 1983 and changed its name from the latter to the former.

It was in the same year that the Association became one of the founder members of the International Flue-Cured Grower’s Association, currently known as the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) which was established to provide a much needed forum for all tobacco growing countries in the world.

TAMA, a not for profit private organisation derives and is funded by its members by way of levy currently at 0.007 cents/kg of their tobacco sold.

TAMA Headquarters are in TAMA House, at the City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Governance of TAMA Farmers Trust


– Chief Executive 
– Management and Staff
– Regional Offices
– Seasonal Staff


Executive Committee

– President
– Fist Vice President
– Second Vice President
– Finance Chairman and his Deputy
– Committee Members


– 21 Councilors
– Committees of Council

Tobacco Growers (Members)

– Estates
– Clubs
– Cooperatives
– Corporate Growers

Governance Structure

TAMA Governance Structure

Subsidiary & Shareholding

TAMA RE-HANDLING COMPANY is a subsidiary of TAMA Farmers Trust. We have offices in

  •  Mchezi, near Kanengo Industrial Site in Lilongwe
  •  Chinkhoma, TAMA Campus
  •  Mzuzu, Luwinga
  •  Limbe

TAMA has shares in the following organisations:

AHL Group plc

Premium Tama Tobacco Ltd

Kanengo Tobacco Processing Limited

Senior Management

Felix Thole

Felix Thole

Chief Executive Officer

Diploma in Agriculture, Certificate in Strategic Management (MIM)

Tel: 0888823355
Email: felixthole@yahoo.com

Bunda College of Agriculture graduate with a wide and rich experience in tobacco classification. Longest serving member of staff of TAMA and a repository of institutional knowledge. Mr. Thole is responsible for researching and monitoring market and business trends of the local and global tobacco industry with a view to the constant re-positioning of TAMA.

Andrew Mfune

Andrew Mfune

Director of Finance & Administration/ Company Secretary


Email: amfune@tamalawi.com

Andrew Mfune is a dynamic young man, a holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM).

Experienced with over fifteen years of progressive and practical exposure in treasury management, management accounting, financial reporting, taxation, project accounting, public finance management, internal auditing and external auditing.

Nixon Lita

Director of Operations and Technical Services

B.Sc. (Agriculture)

Tel: 0999246116
Email: nlita@tamalawi.com

Energetic and mature young graduate brought in to revamp the nation-wide network of TAMA Satellite Depots and Hessian Operations and is thus responsible for the efficient haulage of tobacco bales from the more than 100 satellite depots to the market place as well as for the provision of a compelling, efficient and effective management of the TAMA Hessian Scheme. He is further responsible for TAMA’s subsidiary – Tama Grading & Re-handling Company – as well as grower relations.

Want to find out more about TAMA Farmers Trust?

Contact the Communications Officer on tama@tamalawi.com or phone +265 1 773099. You can also download our corporate profile.

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