31 Jul '11, 9am

Tobacco Farmers Convert to Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods

Tobacco Farmers Convert to Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods

As the American tobacco industry has fallen with the overwhelming evidence of smoking’s negative health implications, the rise in international tobacco production competition, the mounting social taboo of smoking, as well a shift away from the government’s Depression-era tobacco quota system of subsidies , tobacco farmers have had to come up with new ways to earn a living. This situation has, ironically, constructively contributed to the sustainable agriculture movement, causing some tobacco farmers to convert their land and livelihoods into more sustainable enterprises that move away from growing tobacco.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/tobacco-farmers-find-...

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