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Industrial holdings group, TSL which has operations in agriculture, logistics, and real estate, has recorded a 19% jump in revenue. Read more

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As part of our continuing series on independent leaf suppliers we are introducing a Hong Kong-based company that has spread its wings around the globe and a Zimbabwean start-up attempting its first successful baby steps. Read more

Features

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board is encouraging tobacco farmers to diversify into other high-value export crops such as chia, an oilseed, to boost their income. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. Read more

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Farmers have sold 167.14 million kg of tobacco by Day 49 of the selling season, 20% shy of a current season target of 200 million kg. Read more

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An increase in farmers who have embraced cash crop farming over the years may be the reason. Read more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. Read more

Features

The Tobacco Industry Marketing Board has suspended Agritrade Leaf from buying tobacco in Rusape amid revelations that the company was buying the golden leaf from non-contracted farmers, in contravention of laid down procedures. Read more

News

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board expects Zimbabwe’s tobacco output to rise 5.8% this year as farmers started selling their crop at the country’s auctions. Read more

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A projected 44 million kilograms of tobacco from farmers who benefited from the US$28 million credit facility from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is expected to go a long way in shielding the auction system. Read more

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Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. Read more

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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s earnings from tobacco sales, a major foreign currency earner, fell 7.35% to a below target US$551 million this year. Read more

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Tobacco farmers have made US$416 million from the sale of over 144 million kilograms of flue cured tobacco so far this marketing season. Read more

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Within a month after the opening of the floors in March, Zimbabwe saw a 39% increase in tobacco sales. Read more

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Gold Leaf Tobacco suffered heavy losses after being compelled to recall stocks from the market and destroy material after the Zimbabwean High Court barred the company from packaging and distributing cigarettes bearing the RG brand. Read more

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Despite concerns that heavy rains could militate against a better yield, Zimbabwe’s tobacco output this year is projected at 200 million kilograms. Read more

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Gold Leaf Tobacco, the South African-based cigarette manufacturer, is planning to set up a manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe following the launch of its brand, Rudland & George. Read more

Manufacturing

Zimbabwe has seen a surge in millions of dollars of Chinese investment in formerly white-owned tobacco farms. Read more

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Zimbabwe tobacco earnings for 2016 have slumped significantly after a severe drought that has left 4.5 million people, who represent 30% of the rural population, in need of food aid. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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