The Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA), was founded in 1929 by the name Nyasaland Tobacco Association. TAMA became a registered trust in 1983. 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 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 is in TAMA House, at the City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi.