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High-Quality Leaf from Indonesia The Merchants’ P.O.V.

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The Indonesian archipelago looks back at a long history of cultivating tobacco crops. But what are merchants doing to maintain and improve high-quality output to help Indonesian tobacco stay competitive in the world market? more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The tobacco industry in China’s Yunnan Province is in a process of technological transformation intended to implement new best practices of smart manufacturing within the context of in-depth integration of IT technologies and industrial productivity. more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The average income of rural Achang residents is much lower than the Chinese national poverty standard. Recently, the central government of the PRC promoted a plan to eliminate poverty for this minority people. more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

British American Tobacco has defended its leaf-buying structure that has been criticised by tobacco growers in western Kenya. The company’s purchasing model takes tobacco leaves from contracted farmers and pays them three days after delivery. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

In a proactive move addressing a dispute with Thai tobacco farmers, Dr. Suttiniphapunt revealed that in previous years TTM has had to buy leaf that the farmers grew in excess of their quotas but TTM will not be continuing doing so any longer. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry officials have warned that adopting harsh anti-tobacco policies will cripple the country’s economy and destroy the livelihoods of more than 70,000 farmers who depend on the crop. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Tobacco growers in India had a terrible cropping season last year, and it looks like it is going to be a mixed bag of fortunes this year as well. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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