Economically viable alternatives for tobacco growers and workers (Article 17 & 18 of WHO FCTC)
The WHO FCTC Article 17 relates to the ‘Provision of support for economically viable alternative activities’ and Article 18 relates to the ‘Protection of the environment and the health of persons’
These Articles recommend that Parties shall promote economically viable alternatives for tobacco workers, growers and, as the case may be, individual sellers and agree to have due regard to the protection of the environment and the health of persons in relation to the environment in respect of tobacco cultivation and manufacture within their respective territories.
WHO /UNCTAD Fact Sheet on Tobacco Agriculture and Trade
Recommendations of National Consultation on Economics of Tobacco : Expert group on economically viable alternatives for tobacco workers and growers
- Draft policy options and recommendations on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC )
- Guidelines for Implementation of Article 5.3 of WHO FCTC
- Tobacco Cultivation and Environmental issues.
- Tobacco and Poverty
Case study of tobacco cultivation and alternate crops in India
Agricultural Diversification as a Tool of Tobacco Control
- Alternative livelihood for tobacco farmers in South-East Asia
- Additional resources