Farmer's Voice

News - 27/01/2015

Zimbabwe exports 20.6 Million Kg Of leaf tobacco as per January 21st

Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) of Zimbabwe showed that country exported 20.6 million kg of leaf tobacco worth US$ 161.5 million in the first three weeks of January

News - 25/01/2015

Floods in Malawi will affect the country’s growth in 2015.

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi said January 27th in his state of the nation address that the country's growth in 2015 will fall short of the 5.8% projected at the beginning of the year because of the damage massive floods have caused to the domestic agricultural industry, affecting 35,000 hectares of cropland and 116,000 farmers.

News - 16/01/2015

The Tobacco Growers’ association in Bulgaria calls for new tobacco legislation

Tsvetan Filev, President of the Bulgarian National Tobacco Growers' Association (NAT 2010) said that as part of efforts to improve the quality of leaf tobacco, the government should amend the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act

News - 15/01/2015

A summary of the Nomura’s 2015 report on the tobacco global market.

In its 2015 global tobacco outlook report, Nomura said among other things that: 1) Industry volumes in the EU are not expected to improve significantly beyond current levels as continued improvement in unemployment is uncertain and next generation products could add to pressures;

News - 07/01/2015

The Tobacco Board in India Encourages Growers To Improve Yield, Quality Of Leaf

Dr. Koothati Gopal, chairman of the Tobacco Board of India, said the agency is encouraging growers to improve the yield and quality of leaf tobacco rather than expanding hectarage

News - 06/01/2015

United States expect 2014 to be higher on domestic tobacco production

The 2014 US tobacco-growing season was characterized by higher production for flue-cured tobacco, a modest increase for burley and a small increase for dark fire-cured and air-cured varieties

News - 05/01/2015

The tobacco marketing Season 2014-15 in Zambia, to be Restricted To Registered Growers

As part of efforts to regulate the cultivation and marketing of leaf tobacco, the Tobacco Board of Zambia said only registered growers can sell their leaf in the 2014-15 marketing season

News - 05/01/2015

China announces a change on the control of leaf prices

China's National Development and Reform Commission announced that it is eliminating price controls on more than 160 types of tobacco, meaning leaf procurement prices will now be market-determined.