Farmers slam tobacco buyers over ‘price fix’

Since the start of the marketing season, the top price for premium tobacco has been constant at US$4,99 per kg, while the contract price has been hovering around US$6 per kg.
By Blessed Ndlovu and Melody Chikono Mar. 24, 2024

Forex retention: Farmers sing blues

Tobacco is one of the country’s largest foreign currency earners, raking in about US$1 billion annually.
By Nhau Mangirazi Mar. 11, 2024

‘Contract system enslaves tobacco farmers’

The organisation also encouraged the government to come up with interest-free loans to empower the growers and revamp the auction system to give farmers wide market choices.
By Tafadzwa Mhlanga Mar. 7, 2024

Tobacco producing companies cut jobs

Zimbabwe Tobacco Growers Association president George Seremwe confirmed the negative effects of drought in the sector.
By Nhau Mangirazi Feb. 29, 2024

Tobacco exports rake in US$529m

Matsvaire said the Far East also had the highest average export price among all the continents due to the high quality of tobacco that goes there.
By Melody Chikono and Belinda Chiroodza Aug. 23, 2023

We’re debt-trapped, lament tobacco farmers

"We are at the mercy of these companies,” Mtombeni said.
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 28, 2023

Tobacco sales rake in US$574m

Contract sales made up US$531,5 million of the total, while the auction brought in US$42,9 million. The cost per kilogramme was US$3.
By Freeman Makopa May. 18, 2023

Tobacco farmers cry foul

Seremwe said tobacco farming in the country had made some individuals super rich at the expense of small-scale communal farmers.
By Tatenda Manyinyire Feb. 10, 2023