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TIMB vows to bust tobacco mafia’s nest

Livingstone Marufu The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) will crack down on all errant tobacco merchants and cartels as it moves to deal with...

Government considers import parity price for maize

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU The government is considering paying import parity prices for maize which will see farmers getting over $700 per tonne, in a move meant to encourage...

A golden-leaf effect on the eight consumer names  

Batanai Matsika Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second biggest export-earning commodity after gold and the 2019 selling season has just kicked off.  Of course, agriculture remains a...

EU to inject €80m into Zim’s agric sector

Phillimon Mlanga The European Union (EU) will inject €80 million into Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector. Timo Olkkonen, the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, disclosed this, this week, saying...

Zim to import 900,000 tonnes of maize: ZCFU

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU  Zimbabwe may import around 900,000 metric tonnes of grain this year to cover a deficit widened by two weather extremes - drought and...

Tobacco farmers hold firm to their crop

Livingstone Marufu  Tobacco farmers have continued to hold on to their crop amid reports that they have only delivered less than 10% of the golden...

Foot & Mouth Disease hits beef supply

CHENGETAI ZVAUYA Zimbabwe’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a development that has pushed beef prices up...

Buyers bring in $1 billion to buy golden leaf

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU/CHENGETAI ZVAUYA International tobacco buyers have mobilised US$1bn to buy the country’s golden leaf crop this year, a move expected to boost foreign currency...

Allied Timbers privatisation takes shape

SIMBA RUSHWAYA The government has reached a fever pitch stage in partially privatising the timber manufacturing company, Allied Timbers, as it aims to transform the...

Panicky RBZ ups tobacco forex retention to 50%

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has increased foreign exchange retention levels for tobacco growers to 50% from the initially announced 30% to pacify...