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Zimbabwe Tobacco Revival Causes Forests to Go Up in Smoke

In the place of 1,400 commercial farmers who ran large mechanized operations, more than 90,000 small-scale cultivators rely on freshly cut wood, rather than more costly coal or electricity, to produce so-called flue-cured tobacco. “What can we do?”
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Oct 1, 2014 06:03
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[Africa] Belgium largest tobacco export market for Zimbabwe

BELGIUM has become the largest tobacco export market for Zimbabwean tobacco overtaking South Africa, statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) show.
Newsday (zw)
added Sep 13, 2014 21:14
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Police foil cigarette smugglers

Police Border Control Unit on Tuesday intercepted a contraband of export quality cigarettes worth $760 000 in a South Africa-bound goods train in Beitbridge.The train was on its way from Bulawayo. Police intercepted the train at the main railway station
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 13, 2014 20:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming goes national

The Tobacco Research Board is conducting research on the feasibility of growing tobacco in non-traditional tobacco farming areas. TRB chief executive Dr Dahlia Garwe said significant progress had been made in studies to establish varieties that thrive in
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:50
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Processed tobacco would have earned Zim $65 billion’

Zimbabwe could have earned $65 billion instead of $650 million that it realised from tobacco sales in the 2014 marketing season had it processed the crop into finished products, an industry expert has said.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 5, 2014 17:31
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Smallholder farmers hailed

“Tobacco was exclusively grown previously by commercial farmers from 1 547 farmers in 1980. To date a total of 105 000 mainly smallholder farmers, communal and A1 are into tobacco production generating direct cash to farmers; to the tune of $684 million
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:13
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Banks on tobacco farming

Banks have pledged to continue funding tobacco farmers as the sector has proved to be more lucrative compared to other crops such as maize. Speaking at the National Dialogue on Agro Business, Food Security and Nutrition on Wednesday, Bankers Association
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:12
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Two tobacco firms still trading’

At least 17 out of 19 tobacco contractors have stopped trading, signalling the end of the 2014 marketing season. The two merchants still trading are also winding down operations as they clear a few bookings by their customers.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:11
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Cig smuggler’ trampled to death by elephant

A MAN thought to be Zimbabwean was trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in South Africa’s Limpopo province. South Africa police were said to have launched investigations into the case Tuesday amid suspicio
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:56
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[Africa] Tobacco-curing eats up Zimbabwe's forests

both the government and farmers have become increasingly aware that tobacco farming also comes at a great cost to the environment. Income from tobacco in 2013, accounted for at least 10.7 percent of the Zimbabwe’s GDP and 21.8 percent of all exports, co
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Aug 25, 2014 18:56
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