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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Smallholder farmers hailed

“Tobacco was exclusively grown previously by commercial farmers from 1 547 farmers in 1980. To date a total of 105 000 mainly smallholder farmers, communal and A1 are into tobacco production generating direct cash to farmers; to the tune of $684 million
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:13

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Banks on tobacco farming

Banks have pledged to continue funding tobacco farmers as the sector has proved to be more lucrative compared to other crops such as maize. Speaking at the National Dialogue on Agro Business, Food Security and Nutrition on Wednesday, Bankers Association
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:12

[Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Two tobacco firms still trading’

At least 17 out of 19 tobacco contractors have stopped trading, signalling the end of the 2014 marketing season. The two merchants still trading are also winding down operations as they clear a few bookings by their customers.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:11

[Africa, Canada, Ireland, Nigeria] JEMIDE: National Tobacco Control Bill: The challenge on security and economy

Ambrose Jemide, a security consultant, argues that stringent tobacco regulation has adverse implications for the security and economy of the nation…
Daily Independent (ng)
added Aug 27, 2014 22:00

[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Cig smuggler’ trampled to death by elephant

A MAN thought to be Zimbabwean was trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in South Africa’s Limpopo province. South Africa police were said to have launched investigations into the case Tuesday amid suspicio (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:56

[Africa, South Africa] DEAN: OPEN LETTER: Trademark ban on cigarette packaging defies constitution

You have in effect declared war on trademarks, especially logos, as being tools or weapons of evil intent and effect...How prohibiting the use of the logo version of Marlboro will decrease the incidence of smoking simply
Business Day (za)
added Aug 25, 2014 18:26

[Africa, Nigeria] SAMSON: Tobacco to the rescue…..

If we get the basic health care system right, address the issues fuelling the consistent striking of the medical doctors and pump more of the resources into educating tobacco smokers and researching into alternatives ... then we will be on the right track
World Stage Limited (ng)
added Aug 24, 2014 10:39

[Africa, Kenya] Hunger fears over tobacco

OVER reliance on tobacco farming in Migori county might create food shortage, a local NGO has said ... tobacco cultivation is to blame for widespread school dropout rates and child labour...more farmers will take up tobacco farming because of the current
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 22, 2014 09:29

[Africa, Nigeria] British America Tobacco urges anti-tobacco NGOs to fund alternative smoking products

In a statement responding to a recent criticism of the company by an NGO and made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Thursday, BATN said that it was “surprised” that an NGO would fault its recent efforts to sensitise enforcement agents on the recently passed La
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 2, 2014 17:18

[Africa, Nigeria, UK] British America Tobacco urges anti-tobacco NGOs to fund alternative smoking products

“In recent times, stakeholders have asked NGOs involved in tobacco control to get more involved in consumer education and funding of research of alternative and healthier products for consumers, who insist on smoking as these areas are critically needed
Premium Times (ng)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:01
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