Category: Leaf

Tobacco production secure

Tobacco production secure

| July 18, 2017

Even though they have been offered incentives to diversify into other crops and even though some diversification has occurred, tobacco growers in the Philippines seem happy to keep growing tobacco.

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Zimbabwe prices stable

Zimbabwe prices stable

| June 29, 2017

Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.

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Farmers flock to tobacco

Farmers flock to tobacco

| June 27, 2017

There has been a big increase in new farmers registering to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe during the 2017-18 season.

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Zambia resolute on tobacco

Zambia resolute on tobacco

| June 26, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Zambia grow food crops using inputs bought with loans obtained for tobacco growing. No wonder the government remains committed to tobacco.

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Research under-appreciated

Research under-appreciated

| June 26, 2017

The once-famous tobacco research station at Kutsaga, Harare, is struggling with problems created by underfunding.

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Grower prices up, down

Grower prices up, down

| June 23, 2017

Grower prices in Malawi are said to be ahead of those of last year because of the quality of the leaf on offer, but in Zimbabwe, where quality is also good, prices are down.

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Turning swords into tobacco

Turning swords into tobacco

| June 21, 2017

The tobacco industry is playing its part in a program aimed at integrating former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia into the society they previously fought.

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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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Support for local leaf

Support for local leaf

| June 8, 2017

Indonesian tobacco production is to be afforded a measure of protection with manufacturers being required to buy local leaf if they want to import leaf.

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Zimbabwe prices down

Zimbabwe prices down

| June 7, 2017

The average grower price paid for Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco is this season down on that of last season, but there is an even bigger headache looming.

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Kenyan workers seek dues

Kenyan workers seek dues

| June 6, 2017

Former employees of Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) are going to court to try to force the company to hand over severance pay, but the company seems to be questioning whether they all worked for it.

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India’s auctions opened

India’s auctions opened

| May 24, 2017

Following a government announcement, representatives of international companies will be able to operate directly on India’s flue-cured tobacco auctions, rather than through local partners.

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Flue-cured output to rise

Flue-cured output to rise

| May 24, 2017

Flue-cured production is set to rise and Burley production is set to fall during the next 12 months, according to Universal Corporation, which issued its annual results yesterday.

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Same low prices

Same low prices

| May 22, 2017

Cambodian tobacco growers were expecting their incomes to rise on the back of a duty-free trade deal with Vietnam, but they now suspect that any additional profit is not reaching them.

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Sales open on good note

Sales open on good note

| May 18, 2017

The government of Malawi has said that it will continue with tobacco-industry reforms in order to create a win-win situation for buyers and farmers.

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Cutting out the middlemen

Cutting out the middlemen

| May 18, 2017

Tobacco farmers in the Philippines are being urged to sign up to the national government’s contract growing system so as to free themselves from the ‘abusive practices of middlemen’.

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Anti-tobacco bill passed

Anti-tobacco bill passed

| May 17, 2017

Azerbaijan is simultaneously clamping down on tobacco smoking at home while promoting exports of its leaf tobacco.

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Local grievances in Zambia

Local grievances in Zambia

| May 16, 2017

The general manager of a local cigarette manufacturer in Zambia has said that the government should discourage the export of tobacco without value addition.

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Good prices in Andhra

Good prices in Andhra

| May 15, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh have so far this season received good average prices for their leaf, which is part of a short crop.

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