Farmer's Voice

News - 31/03/2016

Glamour and Sovoir Vibre: PROCIGAR 2016 in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Cigar Country in Dominican Republic

I have been attending tobacco events in different places around the world for over 15 years. It would be unfair to highlight their individual merits because each one of them has its own peculiarities contingent on previous experiences and/or specific sponsorships.

News - 28/03/2016

FCV increases its global demand according to India Tobacco Board chairman

Flue cured Virginia (FCV) Tobacco auctions in Andhra Pradesh began on a promising note with bright grades notching up a price of Rs.140 per kg...

News - 28/03/2016

Cuba’s tobacco Country becomes tourist attraction

VINALES, Cuba - Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba's tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand...

News - 28/03/2016

Tobacco Farmers in India protest against tobacco packaging

Farmers body FAIFA has protested against Health Ministry's directive on graphic pictorial warnings on cigarette packs...

News - 28/03/2016

Hectarage Down By 14% in Zimbabwe this Season

Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) of Zimbabwe showed that the total area under tobacco cultivation declined by 14% year-year to 92,160 hectares in the 2016-17 season...

News - 28/03/2016

The Minister of Agriculure in Bulgaria is taking the steps to solve tobacco growers’ problems

Spas Panchev, chairperson of the Alexender Stamboliyski Agriculture Union in Bulgaria, said that Agriculture and Food Minister Desislava Taneva is making visible efforts to resolve the problems of the country's tobacco growers.

News - 28/03/2016

The Asean Intellectual Property opposes plain packaging in Malasya

The Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA), a group whose members are individuals or organizations from ASEAN countries concerned with intellectual property, urged the Malaysian government to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging (PP) for tobacco products, saying that the move is "regressive" and could have repercussions on intellectual property rights...

News - 28/03/2016

Tobacco Marketing season to begin in April in Malawi

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) of Malawi said the marketing season will commence in the first or second week of April.