Farmer's Voice

News - 16/07/2014

ITGA Africa Regional meeting 2014

Meetings of the Africa Region of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) took place from 30 June to 3 July 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The meetings were hosted by the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA) with sponsorship and support from various tobacco sector role-players.

News - 15/07/2014

TAMA supports ratification of anti-smoking treaty

Tobacco Association of Malawi (Tama) has said it supports the government's decision to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)-an anti-smoking treaty-to protect the country's interests...  (The Nation 15/7)

News - 14/07/2014

Malawi considers ratifying the FCTC

Malawi is considering to ratify the World Health Organisation (WHO)-championed Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for the country to better lobby against some measures in the convention championing worldwide anti-smoking...  (The Nation 14/7)

News - 14/07/2014

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Growers participate in sector regulation

THE International Tobacco Growers Association Africa (ITGA) Regional meeting called for the participation of tobacco growers in the formulation of regulations and policies that are threatening the production of tobacco around the world.  (The Daily Nation 14/7)

News - 07/07/2014

Tobacco Growers want protection in Global Market

Tobacco growers have called for the protection of the status of the crop's export in the international trading system, particularly in the context of the framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC)...  (The Nation 7/7)


News - 06/07/2014

Lurking dangers of the Golden leaf

THERE is a lot of high-flying and back-patting particularly in the tobacco industry. The feat achieved in the past 14 years - of which 10 years were poisoned by a withering onslaught from the United States of America and the European Union bloc - is nothing short of phenomenal....(The Sunday Mail 6/7)


News - 06/07/2014

Activist Pool common position on Tobacco

AS the clock winds down to the October meeting of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC) - a grouping of countries and bodies that intend to limit the trade in tobacco and eventually ban it - lobbyists are ratcheting up the pressure to forestall proposals that are likely to negatively affect the lucrative sector...  (The Sunday Mail 6/7)

News - 04/07/2014

Farmers want their voices heard

Tobacco farmers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa met in Harare, Zimbabwe, over the past three days to discuss issues that will have a major impact on their livelihoods...  (UK Zambias 4/7)