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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

HRW researcher Margaret Wurth tells The Nation that “if authorities want tobacco to be central to the economy, to be a pillar of the country’s economic recovery, they need to make sure that the workers and the small-scale farmers sustaining the industry
The Nation
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, South Africa] BAT signs MoU to help emerging tobacco farmers in E Cape

Tobacco farming is making a comeback in the Eastern Cape with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the JSE’s second-largest company by market capitalisation – British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) – and the Eastern Cape Developmen
News24 (za)
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[North Carolina] Tobacco planting under way

tobacco remains king. In 2015, the last data provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Sampson ranked No. 1 in the state for flue-cured tobacco production, with 13,600 acres planted. Duplin County, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the state fo
Sampson (NC) Independent
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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[Virginia] This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

In his will, a wealthy parishioner who died in 1658 left 2,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for repairs or rebuilding the church, and another 1,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for a silver communion set. That's the set Butler-Gee used Sunday during the communio
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $360m

ZIMBABWE has earned over $360 million from tobacco exports in the first four and half months of this year, latest official statistics show. For their toil, farmers pocketed the lion’s share of the proceeds at $236,3 million while exporters (merchants) r
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 10, 2018 17:35
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[North Carolina] Reality Check: How well have local farmers transitioned from tobacco?

Parts of Western North Carolina used to be home to 94 percent of the state's tobacco farms. That started to change in the 1990s. A study published from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) examines how well farmers have shifted to food
WLOS ABC13/MY40 (Asheville, NC)
added May 9, 2018 21:27
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco firm rolls out $10m scheme

Indigenous tobacco contracting company, Ethical Leaf Tobacco is set to roll out a $10 million facility during the 2018-19 season to boost production of the golden leaf. The company, which has recorded phenomenal growth in just over a year of existence,
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:25
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ releases $450k daily for tobacco farmers

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it is disbursing $450 000 daily to banks with branches at tobacco auction floors to ensure farmers access cash. This comes following an outcry from farmers who are reportedly failing to access the prescribed $300
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:24
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ILO eyes decision on tobacco ties by year-end

The ILO has been taking money from Big Tobacco, the only UN agency to do so The International Labour Organization chief said Tuesday he hoped the UN body would resolve the controversial issue of whether to cut ties with the tobacco industry by the end of
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 9, 2018 18:30
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HURLEY/TARLTON: Opinion: How incentivizing small tobacco farmers can change livelihoods

Transitioning farmers away from tobacco and toward alternative crops, or indeed other livelihoods, is a way to unlock progress toward multiple Sustainable Development Goals. What can be done to help farmers transition? United Nations-led and U.N.-assist
Devex
added May 9, 2018 14:18
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