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News - 28/04/2014

Program developed in Zimbabwe by smallholder Tobacco Growers

The Sustainable Afforestation Association (SAA), a joint effort by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) of Zimbabwe and leaf merchants to prevent deforestation caused by the use of wood to cure leaf, said it will plant 30,000 hectares of eucalyptus (gum tree) in 17 districts across Zimbabwe in the next seven years.

News - 28/04/2014

Growers in Zimbabwe Sell 96.1 Million Kg Of Tobacco So Far

Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board of Zimbabwe showed that as of April 24th, tobacco growers sold 96.1 million kg of flue-cured tobacco worth US$ 316.8 million at an average price of US$ 3.30 per kg, down 7% in value and up 21.04% in volume from last year.

News - 22/04/2014

22 Million kg of leaf sold so far in Malawi

Dr Bruce Munthali, CEO of the Malawi Tobacco Control Commission, said tobacco growers sold 22 million kg of leaf since the 2014 marketing season began on March 24th...

News - 22/04/2014

Indonesia urges its Government to stop ratification of the FCTC

Sunaryo, chairman of the Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association (APTI), on April 22nd urged the government not to ratify the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, saying ratification of the treaty would affect the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of tobacco farmers in Yogyakarta.

News - 21/04/2014

New protests of the Bulgarian tobacco growers due to subsidy rates

Bulgarian tobacco growers will hold protest rallies on April 24th and 25th to oppose the government's decision to pay a subsidy of 3.00 leva (US$ 2.12) per kg for oriental tobacco, but just 2.04 leva (US$ 1.44) for other varieties.

News - 18/04/2014

Zambia: Country Projected To Harvest 45 Million Kgs Of Tobacco In 2014 Season

Zambia's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Wylbur Simuusa said the country is projected to harvest 45 million kgs of tobacco worth 750 million kwacha (US$ 121.2 mn) in the 2014 season...

News - 16/04/2014

TISA Opposes Tobacco Products Control Act in Namibia

Francois van der Merwe, chairperson of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), criticized the Namibian government for adopting the Tobacco Products Control Act of 2010, which will ban smoking in public places effective July 1st, saying TISA and its members...

News - 08/04/2014

Indonesia: WHO Urges President To Ratify FCTC

Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said that at an April 1st coordination meeting, WHO Director General Margaret urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).