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[Africa] Poor prices mar Malawi tobacco market opening day ; as low as 80 cents/kg

There is little for local tobacco farmers for this year’s marketing season with the first day as the green gold fetches as low as 80 cents per kilogram. President Peter Mutharika and Vice-President Saulos Chilima opened this year’s tobacco market at Lilo
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Apr 9, 2018 22:20
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers get $25m in 9 days

Tobacco farmers have grossed $25,8 million from 8,9 million kg of the golden leaf delivered, nine days into the 2018 marketing season. In 2017, farmers had delivered 10,4 million kilogrammes worth $26,6 million by this time. Reads part of the Tobacco
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Apr 9, 2018 03:37
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Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says

In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch...child workers are exposed to nicotine and toxic pesticides, and many suffer symptoms consistent with nicotine poisoning from handling tobacco leaves. Adults working
Al Jazeera
added Apr 8, 2018 16:03
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[India] DIPP Calls Meeting Of Stakeholders On FDI In Tobacco Sector

The commerce and industry ministry has convened a meeting on April 11 of all stakeholders...upon issues pertaining to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector. Currently, FDI is prohibited in manufacturing of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco substit
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 8, 2018 15:38
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Once king of Kentucky farms, burley tobacco is about to hit a new low

Tobacco plants, once a staple of local agriculture and a common part of the landscape during the spring and summer, might be hard to find this growing season. Burley tobacco is expected to hit a new low this year. The crop has been on the decline nation
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 7, 2018 20:49
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Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn school fees or supplement the family income.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 7, 2018 17:28
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[China, North Carolina] Potential tobacco tariffs terrify NC farmers

John Weaver said 70 percent of the tobacco he grows in Johnston County gets exported out of the country. He also grows soybeans and corn, but tobacco is his key cash crop and has 70 percent of his investment. "It would devastate us," Weaver said of loom
WECT 6 WILMINGTON (NC)
added Apr 6, 2018 18:51
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[China] Chinese tariffs could affect North Carolina tobacco and pork producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said that the state exported more than $156 million worth of tobacco and more than $55 million worth of pork to China last year. "Our number one trading partner in agriculture in North Carolina is China. This amoun
WTVD ABC 11 (Durham, NC)
added Apr 6, 2018 18:50
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[Tennessee] Austin Gives Tuesday Book Club History Of County's Tobacco Industry

the meeting was a talk featuring Richard Austin, who spoke about the evolution of the Greene County tobacco industry and the role his family’s company, The Austin Company, played in it for decades from the early 1900s until its sale in 1990.
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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[Zimbabwe] Witness: Tobacco Farmers Kept in the Dark

Tobacco companies have responsibilities to respect human rights in their supply chains, and that includes making sure that farmers know about the dangers of nicotine exposure – particularly for children. Margaret had hoped that in those seven years, someo
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:55
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