Making science work for development

Supply vs demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control

11 October 2017

This seminar will present findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in three SSA countries: Kenya, Zambia and Malawi. The countries represent different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies. The research involved document analyses, key informant interviews, tobacco farmer surveys and focus groups, detailed economic costing of tobacco farming, and textual analyses of positions taken on tobacco control measures at the World Health Assembly and the World Trade Organization.