Farmer's Voice

News - 18/06/2015

Plain packaging of cigarettes generates a surprising event in Indonesia

Tuesday morning, the hundreds of Indonesian tobacco farmers demonstrated in front of the French embassy. This gathering would actually have been organized covertly by Big Tobacco.

News - 18/06/2015

Indonesia. Demonstration against plain packaging of cigarettes in France

Hundreds of Indonesian tobacco farmers protested on Tuesday in Jakarta against the introduction of plain packaging of cigarettes in France.

News - 21/05/2015

Potential Australian MYO Launch Indicative of Fractured Approach to Illicit Trade

Initial estimates from Euromonitor's forthcoming TB15 research data suggest that - excluding China - the illicit share of total cigarette consumption worldwide grew moderately in 2014 to 10.5% (up from 10% in 2013).

News - 21/05/2015

Lifting the Lid

Despite its perceived amateurishness and actual divisions of interest, the antitobacco movement may have proved to be a better strategist than the tobacco industry.

News - 21/05/2015

"I won't let tobacco growing to end in this country": Ministry of Agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Aurelio Iragorri Valencia, guaranteed that, as long as he remains in charge of the Ministry, he won't let tobacco growing to end in Colombia.

News - 21/05/2015

Tobacoo Black Market hits new high: KPMG UK Report

Tax loss to government estimated at $1.35 billion

Consumption of illegal tobacco has reached record levels in Australia with a new report revealing increased activity from tobacco smugglers and unscrupulous traders as the cost of legal cigarettes continues to rise.

News - 21/05/2015

Russian cigarrete market is predicted to shrink sharply

The Russian cigarette market could decline by 8-12 percent to 289-277 billion this year, primarily driven by an increase in taxes and the weakening of the domestic economy, according to an ITAR-TASS story relayed by the TMA.

News - 21/05/2015

Numbers of growers in Zimbabwe increases from 5,000 to 90,000 in the last 15 years

Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector "collapsed" following President Robert Mugabe's land reform program that began in 2000, the tobacco sector is "booming" again, with growers producing about 218 million kg of leaf in the 2014 marketing season,...