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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History of the ITGA
Prior to 1984, tobacco growers world-wide had no unified voice. This changed on November 26th of that year when farmers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Malawi, the U.S.A. and Zimbabwe agreed to form an organisation to promote and develop their common interests throughout the world. From that agreement emerged the International Growers' Association (ITGA). The ITGA time-line, below, lists the most important dates in the history of the ITGA.
 
1984
Foundation of the ITGA by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the U.S.A., Malawi and Zimbabwe.
1988
Admission of South Africa and Zambia
1989
Admission of Italy and the Philippines
1990
Mr. David Walder appointed ITGA Chief Executive
1991
Admission of India and Malaysia
1992
Admission of Burundi, Cyprus and Nigeria
1993
Admission of Mexico
1993
Admission of Tanzania
1995
Admission of Poland
1997
Admission of Croatia, Portugal and Venezuela
1998
Mr. David Walder retires from his office as Chief Executive of the ITGA
1998
Mr. António Abrunhosa appointed ITGA Chief Executive
1999
Headoffice moves to Castelo Branco, Portugal
1999
Admission of Kenya and Uganda
2000
Introduction of the Supporters Category
2002
Admission of China and the Dominican Republic
2004
Application for membership by Indonesia and Pakistan
2004
Admission of Bulgaria and Italy
2006
Canada resigns as a Founder Member
2006
Malaysia is readmitted
2008
Colombia joins the ITGA
2010
Indonesia and Philippines joins the ITGA