Category: Leaf

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

| April 17, 2018

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

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Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

| April 10, 2018

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

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Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

| April 10, 2018

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

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Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

| April 9, 2018

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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Hoping for better prices

Hoping for better prices

| April 5, 2018

Looked at from only a domestic-market perspective, the dictates of demand and supply should mean that Malawi’s tobacco growers will be well rewarded this year.

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Agitation threat in Pakistan

Agitation threat in Pakistan

| April 3, 2018

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are threatening to start a campaign of agitation unless the government changes its stance on tobacco imposts.

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Labor issues won’t go away

Labor issues won’t go away

| March 27, 2018

It stands to reason that tobacco manufacturers are committed to the future of tobacco growing communities. The argument is about the degree and form of that commitment.

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More labor issues coming

More labor issues coming

| March 27, 2018

By the sound of advance publicity, an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch is going to make uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry.

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Good prices predicted

Good prices predicted

| March 27, 2018

With production expected to come in 14 percent under demand, tobacco is predicted to attract high prices in Malawi.

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Zimbabwe’s sales open

Zimbabwe’s sales open

| March 26, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco during the first day of sales was less than one percent up on that of the opening-day price of the 2017 selling season.

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Flue-cured market opens

Flue-cured market opens

| March 21, 2018

As Zimbabwe’s tobacco auctions open this week, growers are said to be upbeat, but the reality is that prices have hardly increased during the past 20 years – though they have fluctuated.

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Cultivation ban opposed

Cultivation ban opposed

| March 19, 2018

No individual government can stop people from smoking by banning the growing of tobacco. A government can stop people from smoking only by banning smoking.

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Tobacco abandoned

Tobacco abandoned

| March 14, 2018

According to tobacco-control activists, farmers in one region of Tanzania are turning to other crops that, for the time being at least, are proving to be more rewarding.

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Declarations made

Declarations made

| March 13, 2018

An international anti-tobacco group is asking governments to develop plans by 2021 for phasing out the sale of tobacco products, a request that seems, in the light of what the tobacco industry is doing, to lack ambition.

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Upbeat in Andhra Pradesh

Upbeat in Andhra Pradesh

| March 13, 2018

Growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh were said to have been optimistic as flue-cured tobacco auctions started on March 8.

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Eating the golden goose

Eating the golden goose

| March 12, 2018

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers harvest a raw deal given that they help underpin the country’s economy and some of the huge profits made by tobacco manufacturers.

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Rangpur plantings down

Rangpur plantings down

| March 12, 2018

A drop in tobacco plantings in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh is being put down to an awakening by farmers to the health implications of what they were doing.

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Illegal tobacco growing

Illegal tobacco growing

| March 7, 2018

Although it is illegal to grow tobacco in Australia now, the country has a history of tobacco production and some widely dispersed areas where it is known that this crop will grow.

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