Posted by: otanezm
July 13, 2011 |
Tobacco farm worker in Nkhotakota, Malawi, 2002. Malawi has one of the highest rates of tobacco-related bonded labor in the world. Cigarette manufacturers such as Philip Morris and British American Tobacco, and leaf buying companies such as Universal Corporation and Alliance One International economically benefit from low and unpaid adult labor in farm-sectors in Malawi and other developing countries. Marty Otañez, photo.
Genuine fair trade tobacco does not exist and this project does not promote fair trade cigarettes. Tobacco farming is associated with health, environmental and human rights violations, as well as tobacco industry malfeasance. This is a project to encourage country representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) to request the WHO to use the theme "Human Rights and Tobacco Agriculture" for World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2021.