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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales rake in $300m

In the same period last year, 77 million kg of tobacco was sold, raising $220 million. Tobacco sales have increased by 29,74% to 100 million kg as compared to 77 million kg auctioned last year.
Newsday (zw)
added May 11, 2017 00:34

RESPONDING TO A CHANGING WORLD Sustainability Report 2016 (PDF)

we also see substantial growth opportunities in new types of tobacco and nicotine alternatives, which we call Next Generation Products, and are making significant progress in the commercialisation and development of a range of products which offer co
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added May 10, 2017 04:26

[North Carolina] Nebraska factory makes 1.1 billion cigarettes a year

At its peak, Rock River Manufacturing’s 15,000-square-foot plant produces 5,000 cigarettes a minute, or 1.1 billion per year...Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation for the Winnebago Tribe.
AP - Associated Press
added May 9, 2017 21:25

[Africa, Namibia] Lands minister to decide on tobacco project

Ndopu-Lubinda told New Era yesterday the Zambezi Communal Land Board has finalized the process of objections for the planned project but refused to share the recommendations they made. “We are done. We already sat with the objectors in March. We then de
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added May 9, 2017 21:16

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Police rampage scare tobacco farmers

Some tobacco farmers have moved from Tobacco Sales Floor to Boka (TFS) after the skirmishes in Harare on 4 March. The farmers who demonstrated against the golden leaf buyer and banks were later dispersed by anti- riot police.
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added May 9, 2017 21:02

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Dealers fleece desperate cash-hungry farmers

Some dealers in Harare are taking advantage of desperate cash-hungry farmers, buying tobacco from them at low prices and later reselling the golden leaf at the tobacco floors at much higher prices.
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added May 9, 2017 20:13

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Stakeholders call for meeting to address tobacco farmers, merchants dispute

The Tobacco Industry Development Support Institute for Southern Africa has urged the local tobacco industry to convene a stakeholders’ indaba to look into challenges facing farmers and merchants, and to curb mistrust between the parties.
BH24 (zw)
added May 9, 2017 20:13

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Island focus: Farmers refrain from planting tobacco

The 326 tobacco farmers in Klaten and Boyolali, Central Java, have decided not to plant any crops in 2017’s second planting season in April and May because of concerns that bad weather would cost them millions of rupiah.
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 9, 2017 13:49

Child labour on tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch published an open letter asking BAT shareholders to press the company to “strengthen its processes for identifying and addressing human rights risks in its global supply chain.” [5]
added May 5, 2017 12:45

FLOC speaks out against speaks out against abuses in BAT supply chain

Leaders from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) challenged (BAT) during their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London about their failure to be transparent and take concrete action despite numerous reports detailing human rights abuses on BAT cont
added May 5, 2017 04:33
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