Tobacco farming

Farmers urged to go commercial

Farmers urged to go commercial

FARMERS in Zvishavane and Insiza have been urged to shun subsistence farming and venture into tobacco farming to raise enough disposable income to fight poverty.

TIMB urges farmers to destroy tobacco stalks

TIMB urges farmers to destroy tobacco stalks

TOBACCO Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has urged all golden leaf farmers to destroy tobacco stalks as a way of reducing carryover of diseases and pests in the next farming season.

Contract farming threatens viability of tobacco floors

Contract farming threatens viability of tobacco floors

The decentralisation of tobacco marketing and an increase in farmers taking up contract farming is threatening the survival of Zimbabwe’s auction floors, Parliament has heard.

Zimbabwe’s emerging tobacco queens

Zimbabwe’s emerging tobacco queens

Madeline Murambwi sits behind the wheel of her brand new Toyota Land Cruiser, threading her way through the traffic in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.

Mat’land produces quality tobacco

Mat’land produces quality tobacco

MATABELELAND small-scale tobacco farmers are expecting to harvest 1,5 tonnes of tobacco per hectare this season with an official describing the crop as top quality as the region begins to embrace the cashcrop.

Tobacco sales double

Tobacco sales double

HARARE — Sales for flue cured tobacco shot to $1,1 million on the second day of trading, almost double the $591 000 sales for last year although prices softened, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (Timb) said on Friday.

Matabeleland catches up

Matabeleland catches up

Tobacco farming taking root in Matabeleland as some farmers have extensively cultivated the cash crop in ways never seen before in recent years.

Tobacco farming would diversify region’s industry

Tobacco farming would diversify region’s industry

TOBACCO farming has for a long time been the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry, raking in millions of dollars in exports every year.

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