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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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A research team from the Technical University of Munich has created a biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally-friendly insect repellent that can be sprayed directly onto crops of all types. Read more

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With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. Read more

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Tobacco production in China, rooted in the vast rural areas, is both the foundation of the country’s sustained and healthy development of its tobacco industry as well as being an important means of support for farmers in poverty-stricken areas. Read 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. Read more

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After having grown tobacco after a bad cropping season in the last two years, farmers in Prakasam district are now panicking that there will be a drop in the market for low and medium grade tobacco, and have asked the Tobacco Board to intervene. Read more

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Tobacco farmers have made US$416 million from the sale of over 144 million kilograms of flue cured tobacco so far this marketing season. Read more

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Cuba’s tobacco farmers are finally seeing a bumper crop after two bad years that coincided with a boom in demand set off by a surge of tourists and looser US regulations on cigar-buying. Read more

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China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. Read more

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Sustainable farming is practiced with many agricultural commodities including tobacco. Tobacco Asia asks international tobacco traders where sustainability measures are warranted, how they’re comprised, and what it takes to implement them. Read more

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Tobacco Asia asks whether sustainability programs are intended to placate industry opponents. Respondents insist their support is based on honest intentions. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Wahid Foundation director Yenny Wahid urges the government and the house of representatives to pass a tobacco bill into law to save local growers as tobacco is the asset of the Indonesian nation. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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American farmers have a problem right now, and by all accounts, it is a side effect of the current world oversupply of neutral filler tobacco. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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