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[Africa] Zimbabwe's tobacco revenue up in smoke due to El Nino

Shouting, sweating and stamping their feet, dozens of farm laborers fill Tinago Chisvo's makeshift office to demand their money, as the tobacco farmer desperately tries to explain the crisis that has hit his farm. Nobody listens. "We don't want to hear
added Apr 25, 2016 23:59

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco worth $36,5 million sold: TIMB

AT least 14,5 million kg of tobacco valued at $36,5 million had been sold by Friday last week, from 7,3 million kg worth $16,3 million recorded during the same period last year.
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:31

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Deliveries Increase As Prices Firm

TOBACCO deliveries at the auction floors have increased by 66 percent as prices continue to firm, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has said. Latest TIMB statistics show that by day nine of sales, there was an increase in deliveries from 4
added Apr 15, 2016 12:11

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim tobacco farmers earn $3,6m

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers have earned about $3,6 million from the sale of the golden in the first week of the season, a 33 percent increase from the $2,7 million that was realised in the same period last year. The golden leaf remains one of the country’
Southern Times (na)
added Apr 11, 2016 18:03

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Decentralisation pays off for tobacco farmers

The decentralisation of tobacco floors has benefited some contracted farmers who no longer worry about transport and accommodation costs when selling their crop
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Apr 8, 2016 04:53

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers face cash blues

ZIMBABWE’S tobacco farmers say they feel cheated after government banned cash payments at auction floors, days before the start of the 2016 selling season.
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 5, 2016 00:16

[Africa] Zimbabwe Tobacco Sales Kick Off Amid Discontent Over New Payment System

The 2016 tobacco selling season officially opened on Wednesday with some farmers complaining about the new payment system in which farmers are expected to receive payment through banks instead of receiving cash at the auction floors.
Voice of America (
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17

[Africa] Drought cuts output of Zimbabwe's top export earner tobacco

is expected to fall 15 percent to 160 million kilograms this season following a drought that has left millions facing hunger, an industry survey showed on Wednesday. Zimbabwe earned $855 million from tobacco sales in 2015, nearly a third of its total exp
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17

[Africa] Drought affects Zimbabwe's main export crop, tobacco

The tobacco-selling season started in Zimbabwe on Wednesday at a sales floor packed with bales of harvested and cured leaves, but a persistent drought has cut into the southern African nation's main export earner this year.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 30, 2016 20:44

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Floors Tighten Security

THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board and auction companies will this marketing season restrict the number of people entering auction floors to curb illegal activities by middlemen. This follows complaints by farmers that middlemen, popularly known as
added Mar 29, 2016 23:24
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