IN THE WORLD

Despite the recent declines of the global Golden Leaf production, many Economies remain reliant upon the success of Tobacco for foreign currency

PRODUCTION OUTLOOK

Tobacco as an agricultural crop with vast demand and well organized markets

KEY INSIGHTS

Country Profiles of the Domestic Tobacco Leaf Production Sector

LIVELIHOOD

Tobacco remains a key source of income for millions of growers, whose livelihoods depend on the revenue provided by this crop

LIVELIHOOD

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 60 million people are involved in tobacco cultivation worldwide

(Source: Tobacco Journal International, Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019 Issue, page 25)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

ABIEL M. KALIMA BANDA, ITGA PRESIDENT

ITGA members must be interacting with state or non-state organizations, UN Agencies inclusive; as we together lok at suporting livelihoods of the tobacco dependent masses. (…) Let institutions support each other as we endeavor to sustain or improve livelihoods of tobacco farmers. (in the 2019 ITGA AGM Book)

DANIEL GREEN, ITGA EX PRESIDENT

If there were a simple way to replace tobacco with a crop that is easier to grow and yields the same profit, then there would be very few tobacco farmers remaining. (…) they produce tobacco because they have not yet found an easier alternative that generates the income necessary to support their family. (in Tobacco Courier, No. 73, May 2018)

ANTÓNIO ABRUNHOSA, ITGA CEO

Tobacco growers are some of the best organized farmers in the world, they have strong organizations in countries and regions where tobacco is relevant and have an incomparable experience of the problems of diversification in tobacco fields. (in Tobacco Courier, No. 74, September 2018)

TOBACCO GROWING GALLERY

3.52

PLANTED AREA

Million Hectares (2017), Source: FAO

6.50

WORLD PRODUCTION

Million Tons (2017), Source: FAO

16.2

PRODUCTION VALUE

US$ Billion (2016), Source: FAO

11

INTERNATIONAL TRADE VALUE

US$ Billion (2017), Source: UN Comtrade