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[Zimbabwe] CBZ avails US$19m for tobacco farmers

CBZ Holdings Ltd (CBZH) has secured US$19 million from offshore funders for on-lending to small-scale tobacco farmers, an official has said. More than two-thirds of the 100 000 farmers who produced US$685 million tobacco’s worth in 2014 were smallhold
Sunday Mail (zw)
added Mar 8, 2015 15:05

[Africa] Tanzania earns $50m from the tobacco industry

The Tanzania goverment earns around $ 50million a year from the tobaaco industry as revenue. Speaking to the East African Business Week in Dar es Salaam, recently the Professor of Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Asmerom Kidane s
East African Business Week
added Mar 8, 2015 14:33

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Concern over new tobacco regulations

NEW measures allowing undercapitalized local tobacco merchants to buy the cash crop could prejudice smallholder farmers funding their own crop and further widen the price gap between the contract and farmer-funded crop, industry experts have said. (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 14:31

[China, Namibia] Chinese want land for tobacco

GOVERNMENT is in the process of leasing 10 000 hectares of Namibian land in Liselo, Zambezi region, to a Chinese company to grow tobacco. Namibia Oriental Tobacco CC which has Ng Yung listed as the only director of the company plans to use the land to gr
The Namibian (na)
added Mar 8, 2015 16:41

Bulgaria tobacco producers express gratitude to agriculture minister, ministry

an open letter gratitude to the Minister of Agriculture and Food and to the ministry over their patient and balanced attitude towards the allocation of national additional payments for 2014. The letter says after nine-hour debates and the expressing of
Focus English News (bg)
added Mar 8, 2015 16:16

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers use banned chemicals

Tobacco farmers are defying a government directive by using banned chemicals in the production of the golden leaf, an official has said.
The Zimbabwean (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:08

[Canada] AGRICULTURE: Last year's tobacco crop up 4.3 million pounds from 2013

Ontario Flue-cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board reports that 241 licensed growers in Brant, Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex counties delivered slightly more than 61 million pounds of leaf grown last summer on 21,670 approved acres. That's an inc
Tillsonburg (Ont) News (ca)
added Mar 5, 2015 12:08

[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48

[Mexico] Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Supply Mexican Tobaccos

Previously, the purchase and processing of these tobaccos was handled directly by a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Starting with the upcoming 2015 crop, PMIMSA will purchase processed grades of tobacco from TPN. The new arrangement is expe
PR Newswire
added Mar 2, 2015 23:42

Robert Mugabe admits Zimbabwe's land reform flaws

"I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can't manage them," the 91-year-old leader said in unusually candid comments.
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2015 13:47
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