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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

[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 (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:56

[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

[Botswana, Zimbabwe] Zim illegal immigrants charged with smuggling cigarettes

The state alleges further that the three men were found in possession of 749 cartons of Sivelles cigarettes, which were acquired outside Botswana without any declaration certificate. The men pleaded guilty to the charges.
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:14

[Africa, Zimbabwe] van der MERWE: Rights of tobacco farmers under threat

The successful annual Africa regional conference of the International Tobacco Growers’ Association held in Zimbabwe in June inevitably had the local pundits and organisations such as the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (Natt) sounding
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Aug 10, 2014 22:02

[Zimbabwe] Tobacco prices second highest globally

Zimbabwe’s tobacco prices which averaged US$3,17 per kilogram this marketing season were the second highest in the world among countries that produce the cash crop, an official said. Prices in the United States, which hovered around US$3,80 per kilogram,
BizDay (Zimbabwe Business News) (zw)
added Aug 7, 2014 11:54

[Africa, Zimbabwe] 3 years in jail for tobacco robbers

TWO Harare men who two months ago stole 27 bales of tobacco worth $15 000 from a Beatrice farmer at knifepoint were yesterday sentenced to a three-year jail term each by Chitungwiza magistrate Time on Makunde.
Newsday (zw)
added Aug 5, 2014 07:04

[Africa] Tobacco curing eats up Zimbabwe’s forests

the Forestry Commission says 20 percent of the 330,000 hectares of natural forest lost annually (the Commission's 2005 figures) was cut for firewood to cure tobacco. The deforestation rate was particularly high during the height of the land reform progr (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:54
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