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Who We Are & What We Do

Recognising the need to give their arguments a collective voice, national grower organisations from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Malawi, USA and Zimbabwe proceeded to found the ITGA in 1984.

The founder members have been joined by 18 other countries in the Association’s worldwide membership.

The ITGA is financed by dues paid by member organisations and determined by the Board after approval of the operative budget. 

There are three levels of membership which are chosen by members on joining the ITGA according to their own requirements and budgetary restraints.

Objectives
Develop contact between tobacco growers around the world;
Combat anti-tobacco growing campaigns internationally and nationally;
Ensure that the legitimate interests of tobacco growers are adequately considered by national and international policy-makers;
Enhance information exchange on technical and market factors;
Publicise the socio-economic importance of tobacco in terms of employment, agriculturaldevelopment and national economic benefits;
Present our arguments rationally and objectively as to safeguard the ITGA’s position as a credible, visible, effective force in the public debate.
Events
ITGA 2024 Americas Regional Meeting discusses COP10 conclusions with a focus on Brazil
Tobacco growers’ associations from Argentina, Brazil and the United States took part in the meeting hosted by Afubra, with a high level of participation from different entities in the tobacco supply chain.
Santa Cruz do Sul (RS)
17 March 2024 - 20 March 2024
AGM 2023
On 30th October 2023, Tobacco Growers from around the world meet in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to call on governments’ support to the sector.
Dar es Salaam Tanzania
29 October 2023 - 01 November 2023
ITGA President re-states his commitment during country visits in Africa calling to attention growers’ viability in a key message to Governments
José Javier Aranda, ITGA President, made a tour in tobacco growing countries in Africa, meeting growers’ associations and stakeholders to convey his commitment to the region: “Sustainability starts by securing viability to growers. Without it, the very pillar of the sector is at risk.”
Harare, Zimbabwe
28 June 2023 - 29 June 2023
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News
August 10, 2022 | Tobacco Monitor
Tobacco Monitor August 2022 Nº20
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September 14, 2022 | Tobacco Monitor
Tobacco Monitor September 2022 N21
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October 12, 2022 | Article
Tobacco Courier October 2022
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October 16, 2022 | Tobacco Monitor
Tobacco Monitor October 2022 N22
Listen to the Tobacco Monitor October 2022 Overview cLICK HERE TO LISTEN ITGA Annual General Meeting 2022 will gather...
November 09, 2022 | Tobacco Monitor
Tobacco Monitor November 2022 N23
Listen to the Tobacco Monitor November 2022 Overview cLICK HERE TO LISTEN ITGA Annual General Meeting 2022 gathered tobacco growers...
December 13, 2022 | Tobacco Monitor
Tobacco Monitor December 2022 N24
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