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Tobacco the crop of choice in Zimbabwe

Tobacco the crop of choice in Zimbabwe

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe had sold 107 million kg of flue-cured tobacco for a total of $400 million by the end of the 55th day of sales, according to a story in the Zimbabwe Herald. By the same stage of last season’s sales, 84 million kg of flue-cured had been sold for  $315 million. The Tobacco Industry and […]

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TIMB report: nearly $300 million in sales of golden leaf

TIMB report: nearly $300 million in sales of golden leaf

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $300 million from the sales of the golden leaf as more farmers deliver their crop to the country’s three auction floors, according to a story by Zimbabwe’s NewsDay. TIMB shows that as of Wednesday (Day 44), revenue had reached $289 million from 77,787 million […]

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Zimbabwe: $200 million realized at tobacco auction floors

Zimbabwe: $200 million realized at tobacco auction floors

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $200 million from sales of the golden leaf as more farmers continue to deliver their crop, according to a story in the Zimbabwe newspaper NewsDay. The latest statistics from TIMB showed that as of Friday (Day 35), revenue had reached $191,243 million from the 51 […]

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Getting my bearings

Getting my bearings

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the local leaf companies kindly let me borrow a car for the week, which should facilitate logistics considerably. I spent the day with my friend Makiwa, getting my bearings in Harare. I have a basic knowledge of the city from previous visits, but things are different when you are driving yourself. For starters, […]

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Life is good again

Life is good again

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

After traveling for nearly 24 hours, watching four movies and almost finishing a badly written book on the Hells Angels motorcycle club, I am enjoying a Zambezi beer in front of my room at York Lodge in Highlands, Harare. During past visits, I’ve flown from the United States through either Johannesburg or London. Due to […]

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