The number of new tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe has reached the highest level in the calendar year

Tobacco “tobacco industry newsletter” reports compiled according to the “Herald” reported that Zimbabwe has 47299 farmers in the tobacco industry marketing board (TIMB) registration, preparing for the 2017-2018 tobacco sales season, the new farmers more than 10000 people, over the years a number of new farmers. 6090 of the new tobacco growers were first registered to grow tobacco.

The tobacco industry Marketing Committee said cigarette sales grew by 93%. Up to now, tobacco growers have purchased 84308 hectares of tobacco fields, while last year the tobacco growers purchased only 43473 hectares of tobacco.

Tobacco production has been steadily increasing over the past few years as the marketing system is rational, orderly, expensive and pays better, the herald said.

However, this is inconsistent with the official figures. According to these figures, in 2015 and 2016, the average price of flue-cured tobacco was about 2.94 dollars per kilogram, while in 2008 the average price of tobacco per kilogram was $3.24.

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