Zim farmers turn to tobacco.

Position:AGRICULTURE - Brief article
 
FREE EXCERPT

Small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are are turning to tobacco because they are paid immediately on delivery whereas the state-run cereal distribution monopoly can take months to pay for maize. Tobacco production fell from 237m kg in 2000 to 49m in 2008; however, the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA) said 132m kg was auctioned in 2011. Commercial farmers have not exploited maize production because of price controls - at $285 a ton - and...

To continue reading

REQUEST YOUR TRIAL