Zimbabwean tobacco farmers cultivate 55,170 hectares of tobacco

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers cultivate 55,170 hectares of tobacco

According to the Sunday Mail, tobacco growers in Zimbabwe have planted 55,170 hectares of tobacco leaves in 2023-2024.

According to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), which regulates Zimbabwe's tobacco trade, the country's tobacco farmers planted 57,411 hectares of tobacco last year.

This year's figures include 19,202 hectares of irrigated tobacco and 35,968 hectares of dryland tobacco.

Meanwhile, 112,447 growers have registered with TIMB.

Zimbabwe's tobacco growers have delivered nearly 300 million kilograms this year, which is currently being processed, sorted and exported. As of November, the country had exported more than 210 million kilograms of tobacco worth more than $1 billion.

As part of the government's tobacco value chain transformation plan, Zimbabwe aims to build a $5 billion tobacco industry by 2025.
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