Tag: zimbabwe

Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

| May 22, 2018

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

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Child labor an ‘open secret’

Child labor an ‘open secret’

| May 16, 2018

Human Rights Watch paints a grim picture of one legacy of the leaf-tobacco production-industry in Zimbabwe – exploitation.

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Market lacks logic

Market lacks logic

| May 10, 2018

A story on Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco auction market amounts to an indictment against buyers and their claim that quality is rewarded.

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Growers exploited

Growers exploited

| May 8, 2018

In a country where the average price paid to growers for flue-cured tobacco has hardly increased in 20 years; a story telling how growers are being exploited is hardly news.

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Shisha popular with young

Shisha popular with young

| May 8, 2018

Young people in Zimbabwe are bypassing cigarettes and heading for shisha, sometimes unaware of the risks involved.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Sales picking up

Sales picking up

| April 27, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco seems to be hovering around where it was at about the same stage of the previous two seasons.

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Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

| April 9, 2018

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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More labor issues coming

More labor issues coming

| March 27, 2018

By the sound of advance publicity, an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch is going to make uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry.

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Zimbabwe’s sales open

Zimbabwe’s sales open

| March 26, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco during the first day of sales was less than one percent up on that of the opening-day price of the 2017 selling season.

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Flue-cured market opens

Flue-cured market opens

| March 21, 2018

As Zimbabwe’s tobacco auctions open this week, growers are said to be upbeat, but the reality is that prices have hardly increased during the past 20 years – though they have fluctuated.

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Eating the golden goose

Eating the golden goose

| March 12, 2018

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers harvest a raw deal given that they help underpin the country’s economy and some of the huge profits made by tobacco manufacturers.

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Sales season scheduled

Sales season scheduled

| March 6, 2018

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco sales season is due to start later this month – a season that plays an important role in the country’s economic cycle.

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Illegal trade ‘rampant’

Illegal trade ‘rampant’

| February 28, 2018

Zimbabwe, usually in the news because of its leaf production, is currently in the news over an issue more usually associated with other countries: the illegal trade in cigarettes.

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Flue-cured crop recovers

Flue-cured crop recovers

| February 27, 2018

Despite a 5.5 percent drop in Zimbabwe in the area planted to flue-cured tobacco, last season to this season, the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers’ Union thinks volume will be up by 5.8 percent.

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

| February 20, 2018

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

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Zimbabwe plantings down

Zimbabwe plantings down

| February 19, 2018

Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

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Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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Tree levy opposed

Tree levy opposed

| February 6, 2018

Not one tree seedling has been planted in Zimbabwe as part of a government reforestation scheme funded to the tune of US$20 million by levies imposed on farmers since 2015.

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