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ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries
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 Kenya’s Tobacco Growers Oppose WHO Plans For “Alternative Crops”
 
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (10/28) reports that Kenya’s tobacco farmers oppose efforts by the World Health Organization to get them to plant “alternative crops” that they say don’t pay as well. If they accepted WHO’s suggestions to grow cash crops such as coffee, tea, cotton or cotton, they could “smell poverty within the growing region both in Western Nyanza and Eastern Kenya.” A farmers’ group representative said tobacco growers contributed $14 billion to Kenya’s revenues last year. More than 20,000 growers in the country “have been contracted by the tobacco and cigarette industry.”

 In www.kbc.co.ke