Billions Possibly Missed Via Raw Tobacco Exports
https://allafrica.com March 08, 2019
In 2018, Zimbabwe produced an all-time high of 252,6 million kgs of leaf tobacco and raked in $892 million from exports of 184 million kgs of the commodity to the world market. Zimbabwe is now the largest producer of the golden leaf in Africa and 6th largest in the world. Zimbabwe is managing to relive its glory days in tobacco production, thanks to the liberalisation of the tobacco industry under the contract farming system, farming inputs credit schemes and export incentives availed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).