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The Foundation for Smoke Free World has advised farmers that there is a need to shift from tobacco to other crops that could be the country’s main earner as pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists grows. more

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Turkey was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to February 19, worth more than US$42.35 million. more

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Tobacco cultivation provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers’ families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employment to the rest of the population in Pakistan. more

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Star Tobacco International has rebranded its corporate trade name more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board expects Zimbabwe’s tobacco output to rise 5.8% this year as farmers started selling their crop at the country’s auctions. more

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A Tobacco Control Commission official said that opening prices were better this year, compared to the previous season, and they might get better still. more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. more

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Hundreds of tobacco farmers are accusing Mastermind Tobacco Co., Ltd., of failing to pay their arrears since 2014 while now buying cheap tobacco from Tanzania. more

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A projected 44 million kilograms of tobacco from farmers who benefited from the US$28 million credit facility from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is expected to go a long way in shielding the auction system. more

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Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. more

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If weather conditions are normal in 2018, then Indonesia should be able to produce up to 200,000 tons of tobacco. more

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Alliance One International Inc. has entered the cannabis market with the acquisition of two Canadian companies. more

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Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. more

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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. more

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The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association reports there have been innumerable constraints on leaf production this season. more

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After a hard production year in 2016, American burley tobacco producers had good prospects through mid-season of 2017 for producing a crop that could restore inventories and allow growers to realize a profit. more

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The Tobacco Control Commission says that despite low production, the quality of tobacco leaf has improved this year. more

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Zimbabwe’s earnings from tobacco sales, a major foreign currency earner, fell 7.35% to a below target US$551 million this year. more

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Indonesia’s trade ministry is planning to issue a new regulation to control tobacco product imports, with one key point requiring importers to use some domestic tobacco. more

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