Resource Living Wage for rural Malawi with Focus on Tea Growing area of Southern Malawi
Type Institutional Report Series
Last update: 13/10/2014
Type: Institutional Report Series
Language English
Year of publication: 2014
Target countries: Malawi
Summary This report estimates a living wage for rural Malawi for January 2014 with a focus on tea growing region in Southern Malawi (Mulanje District and Thyolo District).
It uses a new methodology developed by the authors that builds and improves on their earlier work on living wages published by ILO (see Anker, 2006a, 2006b, 2011).
This new methodology has been used so far to estimate a living wage for urban areas in ten countries for a multi-national corporation as well as for rural Western Cape Provence South Africa for Fairtrade International with focus on wine grape growing areas and rural Northern Dominican Republic with focus on banana growing areas for Fairtrade International and Social Accountability (SAI).

Prepared by Richard Anker and Martha Anker for Fairtrade International, Sustainable Agriculture Network/Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified
Role Organisation
Author Organisation organisation details Fairtrade International
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 331 Trade