Farmer's Voice

News - 23/07/2012

30 millions of tobacco farmers dismissed by the FCTC Interview by ITGA Africa Chairman to Africa Financial Mail

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers' Association.

News - 23/07/2012

Farmers can not rely on Promises

THE World Health Organisation's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) will always claim the moral high ground on tobacco related issues. The argument, justifiably, is that tobacco consumption damages human health. And so it does - indisputably. The logical correlation between public health and the FCTC's recent calls to phase out tobacco farming, however, is hard to grasp.

News - 17/07/2012

Farmers must not be excluded (Nation Newspaper)

Dr Bruce Munthali is the chief executive officer of the Tobacco Control Commission of Malawi and member of ITGA. According to his interview 'FARMERS MUST NOT BE EXCLUDED'

Video - 03/07/2012

Interview with the President of ITGA (International Tobacco Grower Association) at the Africa Regional Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Interview with the President of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) while he was attending there ITGA Africa Region annual meeting in Lusaka, Zambia in May 2012

Video - 02/07/2012

Joseph Wanguhu

Kenya Tobacco Farmers Association CEO

Video - 29/06/2012

Albert Jere, Tobacco farmer and Vice President Tobacco Association - Malawi

Albert Jere tobacco farmer and Vice President of TAMA (Tobacco Association of Malawi) talks about the importance of tobacco growing in Malawi and his country's dependency on the crop

News - 28/06/2012

Tobacco under Threat (The Financial Gazette - Zimbabwe)

Tobacco, along with mining and tourism, are the key economic drivers in Zimbabwe and any external shocks to the tobacco industry would hamper recovery of the country's economy, notes Tabitha Mutenga

Video - 23/06/2012

Interview with Francois van der Merwe, tobacco farmer and Chairman ITGA-Africa

Potential crisis of tobacco growing ban on farmers in Africa.