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Malawi tobacco revenue rises 35 percent

The industry regulator Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) said the increase stemmed in part from an influx of leaf imports from neighbouring Zambia and Mozambique, which Malawi sold on.
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2018 16:35
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Destroy tobacco stubs, growers urged

said farmers were supposed to completely destroy tobacco stubs in their fields. Keeping them, he said, was against the country’s laws. “If found guilty, farmers are either jailed 12 months or pay $200 fine per hectare. All farmers should make it a po
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:32
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim maintains best SADC tobacco producer status

Zimbabwe has maintained its best tobacco producer status in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following an all-time high record of 238 million kilogramme (kg) delivered at the auction floors this marketing season. Zimbabwe is well known
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added Jul 31, 2018 20:13
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Cutting nicotine in cigarettes pits smokers' lives against tobacco farmers' livelihoods

Although the state grows only half the amount of tobacco it did 20 years ago, the prospect of changing their cash crop would impact about 1,500 farm operations across the state. "Am I still going to be in business or not?" wonders Jonathan Renn, a Frank
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:43
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[Azerbaijan] Tobacco production may increase by year end

the volume of tobacco production in Azerbaijan may increase by 30 percent, said Telman Hasratov, Chairman of the Tobacco Producers and Exporters Association. Hasratov noted that tobacco harvest has recently launched: “However, we expect significant growt
AzerNews (az)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:40
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[Azerbaijan] Tobacco production may increase by year end

the volume of tobacco production in Azerbaijan may increase by 30 percent, said Telman Hasratov, Chairman of the Tobacco Producers and Exporters Association. Hasratov noted that tobacco harvest has recently launched: “However, we expect significant growt
AzerNews (az)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] In this tobacco village, smoking 'kretek' is rite of passage

In a tobacco-producing district in Magelang, Central Java, smoking has become part of the rite of passage for boys. The long-ingrained tradition, coupled with regional revenue from the tobacco industry, has made regency officials hesitant to send a stro
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2018 13:38
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[Asia, India] 15 OF LAND UNDER TOBACCO CULTIVATION SHIFTED TO OTHER CROPS

About 15% of the land under tobacco cultivation in India has been shifted to other crops in the last three years under the government’s crop diversification programme (CDP). Tobacco is grown in an area of about 4.5 lakh hectares over 15 states and accordi
Times of India
added Jul 26, 2018 12:07
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[Arizona, Utah] AUDIO: Earth Notes: Wild Tobacco

Wild tobacco is markedly different from its cultivated cousin...is being grown in field trials in northern Arizona and Utah. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology are studying wild tobacco because it’s closely related to potatoes,
KNAU (NPR, Flagstaff, AZ)
added Jul 26, 2018 12:02
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] Zim earns $217m from Virginia tobacco

Zimbabwe has so far earned $216,8 million after exporting 51,3 million kilogrammes of tobacco to 52 countries, a setback of $72,8 million on export earnings realised during the same period last year.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 26, 2018 04:29
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