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.