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Research reveals assorted ills of tobacco farming ($$)

Tobacco farming is harmful to the environment and to the farm workers, with multinational tobacco companies contributing to the problem by exploiting local farmers, new research has revealed. A review of research on the environmental health impact of tob
Cape Times (za)
added Aug 22, 2012 02:06
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[Pakistan] PTB exploits farmers : Tobacco growers seek govt assistance for alternate crop

Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) instead of helping tobacco farmers is promoting and supporting tobacco companies. Government did not seem to understand the importance of human factor as tobacco companies and PTB were exploiting tobacco growers.
Daily Times (pk)
added Jul 22, 2012 20:11
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[Mozambique] Government Seeking to Promote Growth in Tobacco Industry

All-Africa.com
added Oct 16, 2011 00:00
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[Africa, Zambia] Lack of finances affecting tobacco farmers – TBZ

THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says lack of financial support among tobacco farmers is affecting their potential to grow the crop at full capacity. TBZ tobacco inspector – Southern Region Teddy Chirwa said most farmers are unable to grow the crop, whi
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco E-marketing: Moving with the times

The tobacco marketing season begins this Wednesday. We are anticipating a good season and in terms of the preparations we have gone round the auction floors to check their readiness to open this week. These floors have been in the business, so they are
Sunday Mail (zw)
added Mar 12, 2017 20:54
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco output seen higher at 185 million kg

Zimbabwe’s tobacco output for 2014 could reach 185 million kilogrammes, 11 percent more than last year, an industry official said ahead of the start of the selling season next month. “The outlook is quite encouraging and we will easily surpass the 167 mil
Zimbabwe Mail (uk)
added Jan 30, 2014 12:45
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[Africa] Zambia loses $100 million from tobacco

MINISTER of Agriculture Dora Siliya says the country is likely to lose about US$100 million in export earnings due to the drastic reduction in tobacco production from 45 million kilogrammes in 2013 to 22 million kilogrammes in 2017.
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:13
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[Africa] Zimbabwe Tobacco Sales Kick Off Amid Discontent Over New Payment System

The 2016 tobacco selling season officially opened on Wednesday with some farmers complaining about the new payment system in which farmers are expected to receive payment through banks instead of receiving cash at the auction floors.
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Insurance companies quit tobacco

RISKY . . . At least 13 insurance companies have pulled out of the tobacco industry citing the high risk associated with the crop,
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:30
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[North Carolina] COURSEN-NEFF: The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

In the upcoming campaign season, much attention will be focused on small things, like who smokes and who doesn't. But America's youngest, and poorest, workforce shouldn't be forgotten. Leaders should promise to amend U.S. child labor law to provide the s
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 5, 2012 17:13
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