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Tobacco Farmers Go Up Seven-Fold

October 12th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Tobacco Farmers Go Up
The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has registered 49 000 growers to produce the crop in the 2012/13 summer season. The figure is seven times more than the total number of farmers who had registered to grow the golden leaf during the same period last year. Seven thousand growers had registered during the same period last year. The deadline for registration is October 31. Ream more »

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WHO restrictions upset tobacco body

September 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Tanzania Tobacco Cooperative Apex Limited (TTCA) representing more than 100,000 tobacco farmers in the country has opposed World Health Organisation (WHO) plans on regulation of the crop’s farming.

According to a statement issued by the TTCA chairman, Mr Julius Masongo, in Dar es Salaam at the weekend, the WHO proposal which calls upon governments to phase out tobacco farming would have “disastrous consequences if it went through.”
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Tobacco Farmers Appeal WHO Plan

September 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) said the proposals of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to eradicate tobacco growing has serious implication because this industry sustains the livelihood of more than 30 million tobacco farmers worldwide.
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Gowda advises tobacco growers against distress sale

September 13th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday appealed to tobacco growers of the State not to panic and resort to distress sale of their produce, yielding to pressure from merchants.

Addressing reporters here, Gowda said with the Tobacco Board deciding to postpone e-auctioning, farmers were forced to sell their produce to merchants from places like Guntur at a much lower price. Ream more »

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Farmers Threaten Factory Owners over Falling Tobacco Prices

August 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Thousands of tobacco farmers in Jember, East Java, are threatening to stage a massive rally at cigarette warehouses and factories. They will be protesting against the falling tobacco prices.

“We are fed up with the performance of the local government and the Tobacco Commission as well as the attitude of the cigarette warehouse and factory owners who do not care about the farmers,” said a tobacco farmer, Jumantoro, Tuesday, 28 August 2012.
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Lifeline for tobacco farmers

August 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The down-and-out tobacco farmers of Krishna district are likely to sell off their licences and switch to other crops in the coming season after the recent Tobacco Board decision to allow transfer of barn licences to farmers in other regions of the country, Karnataka included.
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New growers join tobacco sector

August 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) say it will register more new tobacco growers for the 2013 season as more farmers look to take advantage of firm prices recorded in the just ended marketing season.

Prices for the crop closed 34,2 percent firmer, averaging US$3,69 per kg compared to US$2,75 last year. Ream more »

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Tobacco farmers nix plan to reduce crop

July 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Central Java administration’s plan to reduce the amount of tobacco under cultivation in the province will hurt farmers, according to a tobacco farming association.

The administration previously announced plans to reduce the amount of land dedicated to tobacco cultivation from 45,930 hectares to 26,000 hectares.
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Tobacco growers need banks

July 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Tobacco growing areas remain underserved by commercial banks in the country despite their high potential as a result of high incomes of farmers.The crop accounted for 33 per cent of the value of all cash crops exports in the year ending April, according to the Bank of Tanzania, generating $225.7 million (Sh361 billion). Ream more »

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