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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers gearing up for agitation

Tobacco growers in Prakasam district are gearing up for agitation as the market slide has been continuing ever since cigarette manufacturers stopped production over the issue of larger pictorial warning from April 1. While exporters shied away from the
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 1, 2016 19:09

[Asia, India] Tobacco industry losing Rs. 350 cr a day, farmer suicides up: Assocham

The tobacco industry is facing losses worth over Rs. 350 crore each day as cigarette-makers have been forced to shut operations due to lack of clarity on the proposed graphic health warnings on tobacco items. This had opened the floodgates to illegal imp
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Apr 12, 2016 22:07

[Asia, India] Farmers' group urges cigarette firms to resume production

The Federation of All India Farmers Associations (FAIFA) on Monday urged cigarette companies to resume production following new rule for pictorial warnings on all tobacco products.
added Apr 12, 2016 14:36

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco farming reduced in Jhenidah

a number of farmers in the district have left cultivation of the harmful item and switched to food crops, thanks to the motivational campaign of government officials and civil society activists. Photo: Star
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 25, 2016 05:34

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco-Linked Illegal Logging Doubles

Tobacco now accounts for the second largest share of all forest loss in Zimbabwe ahead of perennial culprit sectors like energy (firewood), and other land use changes in urban development. At 55 percent, agriculture expansion remains the biggest driver
added Feb 22, 2016 13:38

Why the 2015 tobacco crop was a near disaster

Some of the loss in production was due to a decline in plantings last spring. But the main explanation for the dismal performance was very low yields for the two leading types — burley and flue-cured — caused by very unfavorable weather conditions. Much
Southeast Farm Press
added Feb 19, 2016 21:31

[UK] EXCLUSIVE: AK47-wielding 'thugs' move in on Zimbabwean family's farm for 'land grab' British GP... and chuck their belongings into a truck

This is the moment white tobacco farmers were evicted from the Zimbabwe plantation they had called home for 35 years – by AK47-wielding thugs and police acting on behalf of a wealthy British GP who lives 7,500 miles away in Nottingham.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 20:31

[Bulgaria] Campaign on tobacco purchasing not over even at 50%: expert

In his words, the said campaign started in October as regards certain tobacco types, such as Virginia, which is the broadleaf type. “The campaign on buying Oriental tobacco started on the part of some companies before the New Year yet, ultimately, we ca
Focus English News (bg)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:31

WURTH: Tobacco fields no place for kids

Tobacco farms are no place for children. Even though 16- and 17-year-olds may look fully grown, they are not adults. And they deserve protection.
added Dec 22, 2015 05:25

[Africa, Zimbabwe] MUCHEMWA: Adapting tobacco growing to climate change

We cannot stand and wish this away but instead, we need to adjust and adapt to the erratic weather pattern through good agronomic practices that reduce exposure to the harsh climatic conditions. Irrigation should become the country’s focus as it is no l
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:01
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