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The Namibian cabinet has approved Namibia Oriental Tobacco’s right of leasehold application for a tobacco and maize plantation in Zambezi. Read more

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A local engineering firm has developed an energy-efficient twin-turbo tobacco curing barn that is set to cut energy bills for tobacco farmers and reduce the impact on the environment. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) raised weighing and auction floor fees, from US$4.50. Read more

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Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue faces pressure to abolish the adjustable federal excise duty of PKR300 per kilogram on the processing of green tobacco at green leaf threshing plants. Read more

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Tobacco farmers are calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40% excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled to come into effect October 1 this year. Read more

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Data from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries show a decrease in tobacco cultivation in 2018, despite the country having been granted duty-free and quota-free exports of tobacco leaves to Vietnam. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry Marketing Board has raised weighing and auction floor fees, from US$4.50 last season to US$7.70 per bale this season. Read more

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Activities at Zimbabwe’s tobacco auction floors were expected to improve following the scrapping of the 2% electronic transfer tax on all activities at the country’s tobacco floors, with prices being offered for the crop beginning to firm. Read more

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Farmers are now back to tobacco farming after a three-year hiatus, with many once again reaping from the crop as they had done decades ago. Read more

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The National Tobacco Administration appealed to all tobacco growers to sell their products only to licensed traders to ensure fair market price. Read more

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Industrial holdings group, TSL which has operations in agriculture, logistics, and real estate, has recorded a 19% jump in revenue. Read more

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The Black Tobacco Farmers Association was introduced to the industry in late January 2019. Read more

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Malawi is following in the footsteps of other African countries to look at legalizing cannabis. Read more

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India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaf to China, in a bid to reduce its US$63 billion trade deficit. The first such agreement was signed in 2008. Read more

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US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

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Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. will be increasing its purchases of leaf tobaccos in the Philippines as part of a new leaf supply arrangement for the Philippines with Philip Morris International Management SA. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the leaf tobacco deliberative council released its annual determinations for domestic leaf tobacco cultivation area and grower prices for 2019. Read more

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Hurricane Florence and US-China trade tensions are causing North Carolina farmers to worry. Read more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board is encouraging tobacco farmers to diversify into other high-value export crops such as chia, an oilseed, to boost their income. Read more

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