Tag: zimbabwe

Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| October 25, 2017

Grower registrations for Zimbabwe’s 2017/18 flue-cured tobacco season are up sharply on those of the 2016/17 season.

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Call to end contract farming

Call to end contract farming

| September 7, 2017

Despite the benefits that tobacco growing produces for Zimbabwe – and for tobacco dealers and manufacturers, and governments in other countries – most growers remain poor.

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Zimbabwe prices flat

Zimbabwe prices flat

| September 5, 2017

Contrary to an earlier report; it seems that grower prices for flue-cured tobacco in Zimbabwe were flat in 2017.

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Zimbabwe’s sales close

Zimbabwe’s sales close

| August 17, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers received a pay rise of one percent this year on the back of a short, good-quality crop.

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Leaf price up 3¢ per kg

Leaf price up 3¢ per kg

| August 9, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers are this year ahead by three US cents per kg on where they were last season.

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Healthy use of sin taxes

Healthy use of sin taxes

| August 7, 2017

It might seem obvious that sin taxes should be used to reduce sinning and help mitigate against the negative effects of sinning. But mostly, such taxes are not ring-fenced in this way.

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Price up US$0.02 per kg

Price up US$0.02 per kg

| July 28, 2017

So far, the average per-kg price paid to farmers in Zimbabwe for their flue-cured tobacco is running two US cents ahead of what it was at the same stage of last season’s sales.

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Zimbabwe prices stable

Zimbabwe prices stable

| June 29, 2017

Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.

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Farmers flock to tobacco

Farmers flock to tobacco

| June 27, 2017

There has been a big increase in new farmers registering to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe during the 2017-18 season.

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Research under-appreciated

Research under-appreciated

| June 26, 2017

The once-famous tobacco research station at Kutsaga, Harare, is struggling with problems created by underfunding.

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Grower prices up, down

Grower prices up, down

| June 23, 2017

Grower prices in Malawi are said to be ahead of those of last year because of the quality of the leaf on offer, but in Zimbabwe, where quality is also good, prices are down.

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Zimbabwe prices down

Zimbabwe prices down

| June 7, 2017

The average grower price paid for Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco is this season down on that of last season, but there is an even bigger headache looming.

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Zimbabwe prices down

Zimbabwe prices down

| May 12, 2017

After 36 days of sales over Zimbabwe’s contract and auction floors, farmer prices for flue-cured tobacco were down two percent on those of 2016.

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Zimbabwe sales continuing

Zimbabwe sales continuing

| May 2, 2017

Zimbabwe’ s flue-cured tobacco growers have been paid an average of US$2.76 per kg for the 70 million kg that they have so far delivered to market.

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Seed sales up hugely

Seed sales up hugely

| April 27, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco seed sales in Zimbabwe are running at more than 300 percent higher than they were last year, but it is not clear how this increase is likely to be reflected in the crop size.

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Leaf prices up by 0.8 percent

Leaf prices up by 0.8 percent

| April 10, 2017

Zimbabwe’s tobacco growers are modest in their ambition; wanting only prices that allow them to break even. But even this goal might be out of reach, despite an excellent crop.

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Leaf tax threat withdrawn

Leaf tax threat withdrawn

| April 6, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers seem to have seen off a threat that those who didn’t produce a tax clearance certificate would be subject to a 10 percent impost on their current sales.

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Tobacco market opens

Tobacco market opens

| March 17, 2017

Grower sales of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco crop, which this year is estimated at 205 million kg, have got under way in Harare.

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Seeking break-even prices

Seeking break-even prices

| February 24, 2017

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has relayed a message from Zimbabwe’s farmers that this season’s flue-cured tobacco crop is of excellent quality.

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More growers in Zimbabwe

More growers in Zimbabwe

| January 18, 2017

The number of tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has increased by 15 percent to 81,301 this farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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