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Options for Malawi tobacco growers

December 23rd, 2010 by Isabela Mayer

Growing tobacco“Africa has got the environment to grow whatever it wants to grow; it doesn’t have to be tobacco. Where you grow tobacco you can grow some other profitable commodities as well.” – Dr Monty Jones, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

This BBC Radio story follows up the COP-4 decision to approve guidelines on Articles 9&10 that limit the flavourings used in tobacco products. It examines some of the alternatives being considered for tobacco farmers in Malawi.

The story was broadcast on the World Tonight programme on Tuesday 21 December, which is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wqd1y. It begins at 32 minutes, 30 seconds into the programme.

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