Posted by: otanezm
July 30, 2011 |
A store front near a tobacco farm in Western Kenya. Stores like these sell sugar, cooking oil and other basic commodities. Many small farmers due to high debts for inflated costs for inputs and low prices per kilogram paid by tobacco companies are unable to buy the goods their families need.
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 2020.