Uganda’s forest cover fast dying out as tobacco industry booms

Monday August 16 2010

Uganda’s tobacco industry is big. In 2009, the country exported 32,000 tons of tobacco leaves which fetched $57 million in revenue. The previous year, the industry exported 29,042 tons fetching $66 million. Photo/FILE

Uganda’s tobacco industry is big. In 2009, the country exported 32,000 tons of tobacco leaves which fetched $57 million in revenue. The previous year, the industry exported 29,042 tons fetching $66 million. Photo/FILE 

By HALIMA ABDALLAH

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