Dr Mangudya

RBZ seeks $500m facility

Tawanda Musarurwa and Kudakwashe Mhundwa The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is seeking a $500 million facility to cover the foreign currency gap that will widen when the 2017 tobacco marketing season...
The golden leaf is presently being exported to various countries

Tobacco earnings exceed $500m

Livingstone Marufu TOBACCO earnings have gone past $506 million from the 171,79 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 75 days into the 2017 marketing season.
BAT invests in training young tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe

Experiences of a young tobacco grower

Buhle Nkomo Correspondent The interest in farming by young Zimbabweans has steadily grown over the years. Many have seen it as a viable means to make an honest living and support themselves and their...
Tobacco farmers at Tianze Floors in Harare

Tianze: Helping hand for tobacco growers

Sydney Kawadza Senior Features Writer The Chinese must be a happy lot. Guided by one of their proverbs, it can be concluded that with their assistance cutting across the whole world they are indeed a...
A farmer weeding his tobacco

Farming was the answer

Buhle Nkomo “Life in the diaspora was not rosy as I played cat and mouse with the police when my documents expired,” said Albert Musasa (35), a tobacco grower based in Marondera.
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Tobacco rakes in $470 million

Zimbabwe has earned $470 million from the sale of 161 million kilogrammes of tobacco since the 2017 selling season opened on March 15 this year, statistics that the industry regulator released show.
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Golden leaf turns farmers pale

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer — National identity cards have turned into a currency as tobacco farmers at auction floors in Harare now use them as collateral to buy food with a promise to pay ca...
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Tobacco exports up 10 percent

Michael Tome Business Reporter The country has exported 45,6 million kilogrammes of flue-cured tobacco worth $214,7 million since the beginning of the year.
The tobacco is being exported at an average price of $4,81 per kg

Tobacco exports up 14 percent

Volumes of tobacco which has been exported now stand at 42,5 million kg, a 14 percent rise from those exported in the corresponding period last year, statistics that the industry regulator released s...
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Embrace plastic money, farmers urged

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Farmers’ unions have urged tobacco farmers to embrace plastic money and trade with dealers with point of sale machines to reduce the negative impact of cash...
Dr Mangudya

RBZ eases foreign payments bottleneck

Happiness Zengeni and Conrad Mwanawashe The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has moved to ease foreign payments bottlenecks after it drew-down $100 million on the $150 million African Export-Import Bank loan...