ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries

ITGA, Tobacco, AGM, Tobacco types, social responsability, agriculture, farmers, tobacco production, alternative crops, fctc, tobacco leaf, tobacco courier, tobacco growers, crop, growing countries
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Socio-Economic Impact
The Economic and Social Impact of Leaf Tobacco Production is a conference that took place in the Epsom Manotel in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 6th to the 7th of February 2003. This event, sponsored by the ITGA was held prior to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) first ever tripartite meeting on the ‘Employment Trends in the Tobacco Sector’ from the 24th to the 28th of February in Geneva and aimed at widening the debate of this latter conference by also including the topic of the ‘future of employment in the tobacco growing sector’.

Speakers from countries as distinct as Canada, Brazil, France, Greece or Malawi presented papers on a number of topics. Click to download the  Speaker Profiles and Abstracts (104Kb).

The proceedings of The Economic and Social Impact of Leaf Tobacco Production conference are summarised as follows:

  1. Why do Farmers Grow Tobacco?
  2. Economic Benefits to Growers and Communities
  3. The Impact of Tobacco Leaf Production on the Social, Welfare and Service Sectors
  4. Employment
  5. Alternative Crops
  6. Tobacco as a Conduit for Promoting Good Agricultural Practice & Social Responsibility