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Farmers in Chekurupadu have been able to drastically reduce their costs by switching to progressive energy-efficient barns. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf News

Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc.announced that it will be closing its leaf depots in Anuradhapura and Sigiriya due to the impact of tax hikes, despite an increase in profits reported last year. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf News

Gold Leaf Tobacco suffered heavy losses after being compelled to recall stocks from the market and destroy material after the Zimbabwean High Court barred the company from packaging and distributing cigarettes bearing the RG brand. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf News

Despite concerns that heavy rains could militate against a better yield, Zimbabwe’s tobacco output this year is projected at 200 million kilograms. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf News

Zimbabwe has seen a surge in millions of dollars of Chinese investment in formerly white-owned tobacco farms. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

West Nusa Tenggara continues to monitor the purchasing process of Virginia tobacco leaves produced by local farmers despite a signed agreement that aims to protect them and their partner cigarette companies. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Tobacco farmers in the mountainous Merapi-Merbabu areas are having a difficult year due to the wet dry season threatening to reduce the quality of their tobacco leaves, which may lead to severe price drops. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Tobacco Processors Zimbabwe, owned by Northern Tobacco Company Ltd, Inter-Continental Leaf Tobacco Company, and Tribac Ltd., operates one of the largest and most modern leaf processing facilities in Africa. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Zimbabwe tobacco earnings for 2016 have slumped significantly after a severe drought that has left 4.5 million people, who represent 30% of the rural population, in need of food aid. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

The Tobacco Association of Malawi reports the availability of more tobacco on the market has affected prices of the cash crop in the country, as the market principle of demand and supply has come to haunt the tobacco market. more

Sep 5, 2016 5:00 AM Leaf News

Coupled with poor rainfall patterns which have seen up to half of the population of Malawians in need of food aid, the country’s major forex earner, tobacco, the country’s biggest export crop is now facing a tough time on the auction floors. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Tobacco seasonal export earnings have reached US$253 million after the sale of 45.1 million kg of tobacco since the commencing of the season in March this year. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Valley smallholder farmers in Manicaland have made a breakthrough into lucrative cigar tobacco farming after clinching a market in Germany, the country’s Financial Gazette reports. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Officials from auction floors say tobacco prices have now picked up after weeks of stormy sales following low prices and high rejection rates. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

When management of Budongo forest in Masindi district of Uganda ordered British American Tobacco to halt their operations in Buliisa district, farmers were hit by uncertainty until they resorted to growing other crops. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Calling for a ban on foreign direct investment in tobacco sector, the Federation of All India Farmer Associations says multinational firms are using policy ambiguities to endorse international brands in the country, which encourages illegal trade. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

It has been a year since the Karnataka High Court directed the government to consider and finalize methodologies for reducing subsidies to tobacco farmers, but government has failed to come out with an action plan. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Growing pressure from foreign NGOs demanding Indonesia immediately ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has been met with strong resistance from East Java Governor Soekarwo. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

About 18,000 farmers abandoned tobacco growing this season due to drought and unfavorable prices offered at the auction floors last season, Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board statistics have shown. more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has embarked on a program to equip farmers with better skills to grade, present, and classify tobacco so that they get good prices at sales floors, an official said. more

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

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