Farmer's Voice

News - 24/09/2015

Amalia Liatou, representing the Greek Minsitry of Agricultural

"Tobacco is a flagship product in Greece as it is closely connected with the history, culture and tradition of our country"

News - 31/08/2015

Indonesian Tobacco Control Narrative Appears Stalled But Movement Will Come

According to latest Euromonitor data, at 8%, the Indonesian cigarettes market recorded the strongest growth of our 80 directly researched markets in 2014 for a total size of 239 billion sticks. 

News - 31/08/2015

Plain Packaging: Clause removed from the French proposed health bill

The French Senate's Social Affairs Committee on July 22nd removed a clause from a proposed health bill that would have required plain packaging for tobacco products, instead passing an amendment requiring health warnings to be made larger, in line with the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

News - 31/08/2015

Farmers in India penalized for excedding crop size

Tobacco Board of India Chairman Koothati Gopal on July 16th rejected an appeal by tobacco growers to suspend penalties for exceeding the crop limit, noting that a fine was the only way to encourage farmers to adhere to the authorized crop size.

News - 31/08/2015

The Minister of Agriculture in Malawi declares support to the tobacco Industry until alternatives are found

At a meeting on July 20th in Lilongwe, Malawi, attended by diplomats and representatives from companies including Alliance One, Universal Leaf, Limbe Leaf, and Philip Morris International, Malawi's Minister of Agriculture and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza said the country will continue to support the tobacco industry, which is reported to be the country's second largest employer after the government, until alternative cash crops are found.