Farmer's Voice

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.

News - 14/06/2012

African tobacco farmers oppose WHO ban (The Herald - Zimbabwe)

AFRICAN tobacco growers are lobbying their governments to resist the World Health Organisation's ban on tobacco arguing that it will affect them economically.  This came up at an International Tobacco Growers' Association-Africa meeting held recently in Zambia.

News - 14/06/2012

ITGA rejects proposals on tobacco farming (Daily News)

FARMERS and their representatives meeting at the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) Africa Region meeting have voiced their objections to proposals that they stop growing tobacco. FARMERS and their representatives meeting at the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) Africa Region meeting have voiced their objections to proposals that they stop growing tobacco.

News - 13/06/2012

Govt urged to support tobacco farmers (Daily News)

THE government was on Tuesday urged to support tobacco farmers by providing loans and subsidized agricultural inputs including fertilizers and pesticides.

News - 09/06/2012

Tobacco farmers fume at WHO proposal (Sunday Times - South Africa)

The tobacco industry is unhappy over the World Health Organisation's draft policy recommendations for handling educations in demand resulting from stricter global tobacco control, with tobacco farmers and growers saying they were not consulted when the recommendations were formulated.

News - 29/05/2012

MEDIA RELEASE - African farmers united in opposition to proposals threatening jobs, economies - Lusaka, Zambia

African tobacco farmers from a crosssection of countries concluded the two-day International Tobacco Growers Association Africa Regional Meeting today by issuing a declaration of opposition to the proposals that threaten the region's jobs and local economies.