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.
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.
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.
Madeline Murambwi sits behind the wheel of her brand new Toyota Land Cruiser, threading her way through the traffic in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.
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.
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.
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 has for a long time been the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry, raking in millions of dollars in exports every year.