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Tobacco registrants hit 100 000 mark

Tobacco farmers' registration has reached the 100 000 mark, an increase of 40 percent, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board's latest weekly bulletin has revealed.According to the TIMB statistics, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 January 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco selling season set to delay

THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) says opening of the 2018 selling season is likely to delay due to the late onset of the rains as most of the crop is still in the fields.Under normal ci...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 January 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco growers up 40%

TOBACCO growers' registration for the 2017/18 cropping season has increased by 40 percent to 113 530 from 81 172 during the comparable period last year.Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 January 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco hectarage declines 2.5%

THE area put under tobacco in the 2017/18 cropping season has declined by 2.5 percent to 79 335 hectares on last year's figures.Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zimbabwe earns $870m from tobacco

ZIMBABWE has earned $871, 2 million from 176,4 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017.Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 December 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

RBZ mobilises $28,5m facility for tobacco

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has mobilised a $28,5 million input facility for small-scale tobacco farmers as it gears towards boosting the country's golden leaf production.The facility administ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017

More tobacco farmers register for new season

More than 100 000 farmers have registered to grow tobacco in the 2017/18 farming season, a 36 percent increase from 73 492 in the previous season, statistics have shown. Tobacco farming used to be a p...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

'Command Tobacco to generate $3 billion'

THE tobacco industry has the potential to generate foreign exchange of up to $3 billion annually if it is integrated under the Government's Command Agriculture model, an official said.Last year, Zimba...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 December 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco exports clock $827 million

ZIMBABWE's tobacco export earnings have so far reached $827.4 million rising by seven percent from $771.8 million during the corresponding period last year.The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TI...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 November 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco export earnings rise to $422.8m

ZIMBABWE'S tobacco export earnings have increased by 10.5 percent to $422.8 million compared to $382.6 million generated during the same period last year.The country exports flue-cured tobacco to diff...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 October 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Govt to avail $20m to small-scale tobacco farmers

THE Government will this summer cropping season avail a $20 million loan facility to support small-scale tobacco farmers.Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Dr Joseph Made ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zimbabwe tobacco sales hit $558 million

Farmers have sold $558,8 million worth of tobacco since the start of the 2017 tobacco marketing season, a 6,7 decline compared to the same period last year.Latest statistics from the industry regulato...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Irrigated tobacco preps underway

PREPARATIONS for the 2017 irrigated tobacco growing season are underway with the farmers expected to transplant the seedlings at the end of the month.The golden leaf, which is one of Zimbabwe's major ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco export earnings up 13%

ZIMBABWE's tobacco export earnings have risen 13 percent to $380.6 million from $334.8 million, but the average price has since come off marginally.The bulk of the tobacco went to mainly South Africa ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zim to introduce 12 tobacco varieties

ZIMBABWE plans to unveil at least 12 new pest and disease resistant tobacco varieties by end of next year as part of efforts to improve productivity, the Tobacco Research Board has said.Ongoing resear...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

More farmers to grow tobacco

Tobacco farmers have sown a seed bed area enough to cover over 34 400 hectares for the 2017 /18 cropping season, as communal and A1 farmers continue to join the sector due to lucrative prices and an o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco floors to decentralise

SEVERAL tobacco companies have expressed interest in setting up buying facilities outside Harare as authorities seek to decongest the existing auction floors.Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chief...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zim rakes in $363m from tobacco exports

Zimbabwe has so far exported 82,7 million kilograms of tobacco worth $363, 3 million, down from $320, 3 million recorded in the same period last year, statistics from the industry regulator shows.Toba...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco exports rake in $1bn

Tobacco exports are expected to reach nearly $1 billion during the 2017 season, the tobacco industry has said.Premier Tobacco Auction Floor managing director Mr Philemon Mangena said this yesterday at...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zimbabwe misses tobacco target

Zimbabwe is set to miss its tobacco 200 million kilogrammes target after farmers delivered 186,3 million kg of the golden leaf on Day 105 compared to 200 million kg delivered in the same period last y...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zim exports $342m worth of tobacco

Zimbabwe has so far exported 79 million kilogrammes of tobacco, up from 61, 5 million kgs exported in the prior comparable period last year, statistics that the industry regulator released show.In its...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zimbabwe tobacco sales down 7,3%

Zimbabwean farmers sold 184,5 million kg of the nation's top export earner tobacco by day 99 of the selling season, which is 7,3 percent lower compared to 199,1 million kg received in  the prior ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco sales generate $540 million

TOBACCO sales have generated $540.9 million from 182.3 million kilogrammes that have gone under the hammer since the beginning of the marketing season in March, latest official data show.Last year, d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Tobacco farmers to benefit from empowerment trust

100 tobacco farmers will benefit from the BAT Zimbabwe Tobacco Empowerment Trust which will see indigenous small scale farmers in tobacco regions being capacitated with best agricultural techniques.Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

End of tobacco season to worsen forex crisis

INDUSTRY has expressed fears over an expected worsening of foreign currency shortages in the aftermath of the tobacco selling season, which had mitigated a foreign payments backlog.The tobacco sellin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 August 2017
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