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The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya – Report by IILA and ACS

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Agriculture, IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

The report by the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) and The American Cancer Society (ACS)  titled "The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya, was officially launched yersterday (May 19th, 2016) at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. The launch brought together all major stakeholders in Tobacco Control in Kenya. Executive [...]

Three out of ten households going without food, shows new survey

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Agriculture, Blog, Uncategorized|

Three out of 10 households in Kenya are starving, forcing some members to devise tactics to survive, a new survey has shown. To insulate the most vulnerable, some of the food-deficient families adopted some coping mechanisms such as relying on less preferred food, borrowing as well as reducing the number of meals and portions especially [...]

Bleak future for tobacco farming in Migori, Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Agriculture, Notices, Tobacco Control|

By Kassim Adinasi Tobacco farming in Migori County may soon be phased out as farmers are slowly shifting to maize and other subsistence crops due to alleged frustration from tobacco firms. In the previous harvesting season, for instance, many farmers either threw away their leaves or just sold them to middlemen at throwaway prices. The [...]

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