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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco hectarage drops 14percent

THE area put under tobacco has dropped by about 14 percent to 92,160 hectares this season due to the late rainfall the country has received.
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 25, 2016 05:35

[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

[Asia, India] Tobacco growers optimistic as e-auctions begins today

Tobacco growers in Prakasam district are gearing up for e-auctions, set to commence on Thursday, with optimism as the Flue Cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco got ‘high price’ in the neighbouring Karnataka State.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:05

[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

[Africa, Zimbabwe] The pain of learning in 'tobacco barns'

The government has done little to construct decent structures for the hundreds of pupils, who are currently learning in tobacco barns left behind by an evicted white farmer. Both the primary and secondary school pupils share the tobacco barns.
Newsday (zw)
added Feb 20, 2016 16:29

[Africa, Zimbabwe] BAT declares healthy dividend

A combination of reduced raw material prices, cost containment measures and asset disposals saw British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Holdings Ltd record a $15,5 million net profit for the year ended December 31
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 22, 2016 13:40

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

[Africa] Goodall tells Malawians to dump tobacco, grow legumes: Strategy for economic rebound

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe has challenged Malawians to grow legumes instead of tobacco in a bid to turn around the ailing economy.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Feb 19, 2016 17:37

New Databases Offer Insights Into the Lives of Escaped Slaves

New databases are enabling historians and descendants of slaves to piece together family trees and identify patterns in the lives of runaways...A portrait of Elisa Greenwell, a slave who escaped a Maryland tobacco plantation, was acquired by the National
New York Times
added Feb 18, 2016 22:17
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[Kentucky] UK black student group issues ‘call to action’

Capilouto ordered that a controversial mural in Memorial Hall depicting black worker or slaves to be covered up. He also convened a task force to decide how to display the mural in the future. But now the students want to know how he is dealing with the
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 18, 2016 10:57
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