Alleged Misrepresentation Misleading and Deceptive Conduct by Demeter Seed (Demeter Agriculture Limited)

On 16th October 2018, CFTC commenced investigations against Demeter Seed or alleged misleading and deceptive conduct in the supply of agricultural inputs.

Between 9th October 2018 and 16th October 2018, CFTC conducted routine shop inspections, during which, it discovered that Farmers World shops located at Lumbadzi Trading Centre, Nkhotakota and Karonga were selling underweight Demeter maize and bean seeds.

The Commission resolved that the Respondent should pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000.00) for deceiving consumers.