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2010

Land

Rocco Rorandelli

TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

Things are going well for the tobacco industry in the two leading producers, China and India. Des-pite the crisis the profits and share prices are rising for firms like Philip Morris and British Ameri-can Tobacco. In China tobacco is the primary force driving economic growth in Yunnan province. The rural areas where 87 % of the population live however see few benefits from this. At the most, a tobacco farmer in Yunnan earns about a quarter of what a regular farmer does. Yet thousands of hectares of agricultural land, where vegetables were once grown, are devoted to tobacco production. The same is true for India, where 850,000 often underpaid workers labour in 100,000 hectares of tobacco fields. It is evidence of the power of an industry that is responsible for child labour, pollu-tion and exploitation.

  • TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

    Things are going well for the tobacco industry in the two leading producers, China and India. Des-pite the crisis the profits and share prices are rising for firms like Philip Morris and British Ameri-can Tobacco. In China tobacco is the primary force driving economic growth in Yunnan province. The rural areas where 87 % of the population live however see few benefits from this. At the most, a tobacco farmer in Yunnan earns about a quarter of what a regular farmer does. Yet thousands of hectares of agricultural land, where vegetables were once grown, are devoted to tobacco production. The same is true for India, where 850,000 often underpaid workers labour in 100,000 hectares of tobacco fields. It is evidence of the power of an industry that is responsible for child labour, pollu-tion and exploitation.

  • TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

  • TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

  • TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

  • TOBACCO FARMING IN INDIA AND CHINA (India, China, 2009-2010)

Biography

After studying biology, Rocco Rorandelli (Italy, 1973) decided to devote himself to his great passion: photography. Motivated by his interest in social and ecological issues, he travelled to various trouble spots. His work has not only been published in periodicals like TIME, Paris Match and Newsweek, but has also been used in campaigns by groups like Terre des Hommes and Amnesty International. Rorandelli is a founding member of the TerraProject, an Italian collective of socially engaged documentary photographers.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00