Farmer's Voice

News - 21/03/2014

Macedonia: Leaf Output To Decline In 2014

Macedonia's leaf tobacco output is expected to decrease by 17% year-year in 2014, but growers remain optimistic of an opportunity to enter into purchase contracts as in 2013.

News - 20/03/2014

Philippines: Ilocos Tobacco Growers Sell 589,282.40 Kgs Of Flue-Cured Tobacco

In the Philippines, tobacco growers in four Provinces in the Ilocos region sold589,282.40 kilogramsof flue-curedVirginiatobacco since the marketing season commenced in February, according to the National Tobacco Administration (NTA). 

News - 17/03/2014

Protest in Zimbabwe due to low prices.

Addressing farmers in Zimbabwe who are accusing leaf buyers of deliberately shortchanging them by offering prices as low as US$ 0.60 per kg, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board's chief executive Andrew Matibiri said the price of low-grade leaf is down 15-16% this year because buyers are more interested in high-quality leaf, which continues to command competitive prices.

News - 10/03/2014

Mr Francois van der Merwe on a TV program about illicit trade in Africa:

'The possibility is there that the market can be taken over totally by illegal's' 

News - 02/03/2014

Mayors of Tobacco-Growing Districts Ask For a Clear Position On the CoP6 from its Ministry of Agriculture

In anticipation of the 6th Conference of the Parties (CoP6), to be held this year, in Russia, city mayors grouped together in the Association of Tobacco-Growing Municipal Districts had a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Antônio Andrade, on February 25.

News - 02/03/2014

Europe Tightens up Tobacco Control Legislation

New legislation bans menthol cigarettes and proposes e-cigarette regulations.

The plenary session of the European Parliament voted to adopt 514-66, with 58 abstentions, a text previously agreed by member states.