Farmer's Voice

News - 16/01/2017

The smallest of the "flavor" flue-cured producers appears to be the hardest hit of all, with a currency that has depreciated by over 100 percent since a year ago and has reached a level of close to 15 to the U.S. dollar

Inflation ran at three percent per month, and borrowing interest rates that peaked at 40 percent per annum made cash flow management difficult...

News - 08/07/2016

Disagreements over tobacco control measures predict a controversial FCTC meeting

Diana Marcela Tinjacá
Bogotá, July 3 (EFE).- Disagreements among growers, tobacco manufacturers, scientists, and health organizations intensify as the date for the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control approaches, signaling a controversial meeting where new legislation and alternatives to tobacco will mark the discussions.

News - 07/07/2016

STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAS, AS AGREED BY PARTICIPANTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO GROWERS' ASSOCIATION REGIONAL MEETING HELD IN SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ON 29 JUNE 2016.

News - 14/06/2016

Tobacco Narrative in 2015 Dominated by Chinese Decline

Like the ebbing of a fading tradition, the world's largest and heretofore one of the last remaining growth markets, China delivered cigarettes volume decline in 2015 and with it, the defining narrative of the year in global tobacco.

News - 03/06/2016

Is food security and tobacco growing incompatible in Africa?

The SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment estimates that an alarming 16% of the region's population are food insecure. The effects of the current El Nino phenomenon have further deepened food insecurity in Malawi and the region more broadly.