Tobacco

ZIMBABWE: CHILD LABOR, WORKERS EXPLOITATION RIFE ON TOBACCO FARMS – HWR

Malpractice in Zimbabwe’s tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation. In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said cases of child labor, worker exploitation and low pay are rife on the farms around the Southern African country. Farm workers, the […]

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Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped tobacco farms

The start of the tobacco marketing and selling season has brought some much needed hard currency into the Zimbabwean economy. The leaf is the country’s second biggest export after gold and almost all of the annual crop goes to China, South Africa and Germany. But small-scale farmers are not achieving high enough prices for their […]

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Wrightbus to buy Gallahers tobacco factory site in Ballymena

The 100-acre JTI Gallahers factory site in Ballymena is to be bought by Wrightbus in a deal set to complete early next year. Contracts have been exchanged but both companies say details of the transaction “will remain undisclosed.” JTI will leave the Lisnafillan plant in mid-2017, following the recent ending of tobacco manufacturing operations with […]

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