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[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

New Sustainability Report Shows How British American Tobacco is Responding to a Changing World

The report outlines the work of the Group across three strategic focus areas of harm reduction, sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods, and corporate behaviour
added May 4, 2017 00:26
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[Asia, Pakistan] Anti-tobacco bill in limbo in KP

A bill meant to restrict production, trade and consumption of tobacco and reduce smoking-related illnesses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been in limbo since September 2016 in the face of resistance by people related with the business of cash crop.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 2, 2017 19:26

[Africa, Namibia] Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?

One Chinese-owned company has sought to clear-cut part of Namibia’s only pristine forest, in the Zambezi region, to create a tobacco plantation nearly double the size of Manhattan
New York Times
added May 2, 2017 15:43

[Australia] Illegal $9m tobacco crop destroyed in Vic

The destruction of a $9 million illegal tobacco crop in rural Victoria shows illicit growers they can't hide from the law, the Australian Taxation Office says. The five-hectare crop was found at a property near Cobram on the NSW border in Victoria's nor
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 1, 2017 22:15

[Australia] Crime gangs coaxing farmers into growing illegal tobacco: ATO

A number of major seizures in the last six months shows the brilliant green tobacco leaves are still a big allure to criminals wanting to make a ‘big buck out of baccy’. Surprisingly it is often grown in large paddocks, a sea of big green leaves, in fai
The Land (au)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:50

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ilocos tobacco farmers fear losing income, scholarship over cigarette firm’s closure

Aside from losing hundreds of scholars, some 55,000 tobacco farmers in the country expressed fear about losing income after Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay threatened to close down the country’s leading cigarette manufacturing f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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