Tobacco sales double

HARARE, February 21 (The Source) – 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. About 517… Read More

Govt to regulate contract farming

HARARE, February 19 (The Source) – Government is working on a legal framework to govern contract farming to curb side-marketing and exploitation that has become rampant in the sector, agriculture minister Joseph Made said on Wednesday. “The ministry is already collecting views and information to be… Read More

Tobacco selling season opens

HARARE, February 18 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s 2014 tobacco marketing season opens on Wednesday with earnings expected to top the $616 million achieved in the prior year on higher output, providing relief to an economy starved of liquidity. Output is seen between 175 million kilogrammes… Read More