The alarm was sounded by Head of EU in Malawi Alexander Baum.
Baum however said that diversifying crop production is the only solution to help the economy to rebound from the current crisis.
Tobacco is the most important export crop in Malawi which accounts for about 70 percent of export revenues. and over 2 million people are employed from related industries
However Malawi's heavy reliance on tobacco places a heavy burden on the economy as world prices continue to decline and the international community are putting pressure to limit tobacco production.