ZIMBABWE -China continues to dominate the country’s tobacco exports after the Asian country snapped up 19,4 million kilogrammes (kg) worth $167,6 million out of $218 million earned by Zimbabwe so far.
ZIMBABWE - A storm is brewing in the tobacco industry amid revelations that a number of buyers were getting the golden leaf at low prices at auction floors and reselling to contractors at higher prices.
MALAWI - The Malawi government says the Tobacco Act will be tabled soon in parliament as one way of motivating farmers in order to improve and ensure that tobacco farmers are meeting good prices on the market.
ZIMBABWE -Zimbabwe is likely to miss its 2015 tobacco target of 220 million kilogrammes due to poor weather and handling losses, Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) chief executive Andrew Matibiri told businessdaily.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's 2015 tobacco selling season will officially open next month amid concerns of a poor crop production due to heavy rains that pounded the country in January.
ZIMBABWE - Tobacco stakeholders expect the golden leaf’s 2015 marketing season to start in March instead of late February due to late and heavy rains which have affected most parts of the country.
ZIMBABWE - Tobacco sales declined 17,52% to 775 997 kg in the first three days of the marketing season attributed to late rains which delayed production and the reluctance by farmers to sell their crop due to low prices.
UGANDA - The Government will continue supporting tobacco growing, amid a campaign for the Tobacco Control Bill 2012.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe earned about $196 million from 27 million kg of tobacco exported between last month and mid-February.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is likely to meet its projected target of 220 million kilograms of tobacco this season despite experiencing erratic rainfall, an industry official has said.
ZAMBIA - The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says marketing of tobacco in the 2014/15 season will be restricted to registered growers to control and regulate the market.
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