Farmer's Voice

Video - 05/09/2012

Antonio Abrunhosa gives an interview to sky news

"Growers don't question any measure taken by the health community to reduce consumption (...) tobacco is legal, the growers just supply the demand that is out there...

News - 04/09/2012

PERSONAL VIEW POINT: Helping Zambia grow

ZAMBIA'S farmers need to be allowed to get on with what they do best - farming, without unnecessary and impractical interference from outside bodies determined to see Africa as a "perpetual aid destination".

News - 02/09/2012

Tobacco Growing will not be OVER

The Minister of Agriculture, Juan Camilo Restrepo, stated that the government has not considered any alternative crops for areas of the country planted with tobacco. The official thus responded to Heliodoro Campos, Manager of the National Federation of Tobacco Growers (Fedetabaco) ...

News - 02/09/2012

Heliodoro Campos, chief executive of the colombian tobacco federation, shows his concerns about the sector and declares: “If we do not grow tobacco, other countries will do it"

Heliodoro Campos, Fedetabaco manager, talks about the sector's concern regarding the future of the business in the country due to the WHO's appeal to interfere with the tobacco industry.

News - 26/08/2012

Agreed by participants Americas Regional Meeting Declaration

We, the Participants of the International Tobacco Growers Association Americas
Regional Meeting:

  • Represent millions of farmers and workers in the tobacco sector and numerous farmers' communities and associations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Equator, Guatemala and the United States of America. (...)

News - 21/08/2012

Demonising tobacco farming is wrong

A REPORT in the Pretoria News, Mercury, The Star and various online news sources ("Report reveals 'horror' of tobacco farming", by Wilma Stassen) displays a misunderstanding of agriculture and the important role investment plays in alleviating rural poverty.

News - 15/08/2012

Farmers need support for future

Maputo, Wednesday 15 August 2012 -As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) holds its 32nd annual meeting, African farmers are nervous about the threat of Articles 17 and 18 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

News - 06/08/2012

African farmers could be held back

The focus of the 19th African Union summit last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was intra-African trade. This should have been good news for the agricultural sector-except African tobacco growers are under attack from a United Nations initiative which, if successful, may scupper the hopes of millions of farmers.