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But many Europeans still rely on the crop for an income, and hope proposals to restore EU subsidies will help save their jobs. In Bulgaria, the EU's poorest member state, many feel they have an especially raw deal. The tobacco farmers of Ablanitsa
One was a young woman when she was asked years ago to apply for a job in an agricultural field overwhelmingly dominated by men. The other was a young man when he followed his father and grandfather into farming when it seemed to offer underwhelming
Smoked out ... the financial crisis has forced many Bulgarian children out of education in order to help their parents with the tobacco crop. Photograph: Petar Petrov/AP For the children of Ribnovo , the winter marks a brief respite, when the tobacco
3 February 2013 Plans to give hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies to European tobacco farmers have been criticised by anti- smoking campaigners. The tobacco growers could get the extra cash as soon as next year after members of the European
About 3,000 tobacco farmers, cigarette-factory workers and street vendors demonstrated in front of the Senate building in Pasay City on Tuesday to protest the proposed sin tax bill which would raise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products to raise
31pm A Palace official has come forward Wednesday to say that a full-page paid ad that appeared in at least two major broadsheets Wednesday opposing the administration's proposed sin tax measure is "incorrect" and "misleading."
The farmers, who are expecting big losses for this year's harvest, are asking the provincial administration to intervene in the market. This year's harvest has brought little but grief to Lombok's independent tobacco farmers. The sale price of
The tobacco companies do more harm than good to the farmers that supply them with tobacco leaves for their cigarettes, according to a public health expert. Tobacco farmers, especially the women, are more susceptible to taking up smoking, which
In some circles tobacco is described as the fastest-growing cash crop in Jamaica...It is hard work for the farmers and the quality of the local produce makes it not acceptable to international producers of cigarettes and cigars. But the money to be
It is a threat to the economies that rely heavily on tobacco exports, providing important revenue, from the national exchequer to the small, and largely poor farmers who produce the crop in Mashonaland West, East, Central and Manicaland provinces.