Farmer's Voice

News - 22/01/2014

VALUE OF ARGENTINE TOBACCO EXPORTS DECLINES 15.9 PERCENT

Argentine exports of unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco products reached US$ 310 million in the period January - November 2013, a 15.9 percent decline in terms of value compared with the same period in 2012, reported today the Sectoral Economic Research (IES) firm.  

 

News - 22/01/2014

SPAIN - ALTADIS TO CONTINUE BUYING TOBACCO IN EXTREMADURA

The president of the regional government of Extremadura, Mr. José Antonio Monago, met in Mérida yesterday with representatives of Altadis, who announced corporate plans to continue buying tobacco in the region.

News - 22/01/2014

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ANNOUNCES ORGANIC TOBACCO CROP

Managing director of the Dominican Tobacco Institute (Intabaco), Eng. Mr. Juan Francisco Caraballo, announced the launch of an organic tobacco crop and therefore the Institute seeks to better meet growers' requirements.

 

News - 16/12/2013

Brazil - Tobacco Price Negotiations End

This claim is supported by the weekly survey carried out by Afubra among growers that have already sold their crop.  Invoices issued by buyers show that they are paying an average of R$ 8.47/kg for Virginia flue-cured.  Compared with the price obtained for the previous crop of R$ 7.51, the current price represents a 12.8 per cent increase in real terms.

 

News - 28/10/2013

ITGA, UNITAB and burley tobacco growers sign a letter concerning art 6 of the European TPD

ITGA, UNITAB and burley tobacco growers have joined in a action to send a letter to European Representatives concerning article 6 of the TPD claiming what it will suppose to growers in Europe, Africa and America if this measures are to be approved in the near future.

News - 13/09/2013

Malawian tobacco industry must stand together to ensure sustainability

Under pressure from international regulators and an ever-growing illicit trade market, the Malawian tobacco industry has been urged to speak with one voice and combine its strengths to secure its sustainability.

News - 30/08/2013

CNBC Africa TV interview with Francois van der Merwe: EU MPs propose tobacco ingredients ban

EU is currently considering amendments the Tobacco Products Directive, which includes regulating the ingredients used in tobacco products.

 

News - 26/08/2013

President Joyce Banda´s statement at SADC meeting in August 2013: “ In the case of our tobacco farmers, the global advocacy campaigns threaten their ability to earn a living”

ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE THIRTY THIRD ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE SADC HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT