ZAMBIA - The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says marketing of tobacco in the 2014/15 season will be restricted to registered growers to control and regulate the market.
ZAMBIA - Tobacco production next farming season is expected to fall due to low prices this year, according to the Tobacco Association of Zambia.
ETHIOPIA - The National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE) will continue to hold its monopoly right as producer, importer and seller of tobacco products for the next 10 years.
AFRICA: The livelihood of more than 30-million tobacco farmers and workers in more than 120 countries is being held ransom by a handful of bureaucrats in Geneva, most of whom have never visited a tobacco farm.
ETHIOPIA - The National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE), a monopoly, has acquired a new 140 million Br cigarette making and packing machine, which could raise its annual production to six billion sticks – the amount it says is smoked by Ethiopia’s 1.5 million smokers.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe lost no less than $6 billion through the selling of unprocessed tobacco to external markets last year alone, a policy analyst Butler Tambo has revealed.
ZIMBABWE: The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in the 2014/15 period is up nearly 10 percent to 71,000 compared to the same period last year as preparations get underway for the new season, the industry regulator has said.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is targeting to produce nearly 240 million kilogrammes of tobacco in the 2014/15 season on the back of increased cropping.
MALAWI: Malawi's tobacco industry has had overwhelming revenue with the currently hitting over $358 million.