Tag - Tobacco farmers

RBZ (Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe) throws tobacco farmers into vicious debt trap

ABOUT 90% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers have been thrown into a vicious debt trap that could be difficult to exit unless the government announces a payment model that addresses glaring shortcomings, the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA) warned this week. Speaking ahead of the 2021 marketing season “unilaterally” set for April 7 by the Tobacco Industry...

Tobacco farmers seek withdraw of COTPA Amendment Bill

The bill seeks curbs on advertising, promotion and sale of cigarettes The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to go ahead with the COTPA Bill, which will boost the illegal cigarette trade in the country. This, in turn, would adversely impact the domestic demand for the home...