Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s biggest source of income in foreign currency

Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s biggest source of income in foreign currency

Tobacco industry in Zimbabwe: Boon or gloom?

Published on May 31, 2016

Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s biggest source of income in foreign currency, and has become a lucrative means of livelihood for tens of thousands of small-scale growers. But the health risks associated with smoking have put the industry under increasing scrutiny and possible threat.

Baupost’s Seth Klarman Suggests That The U.S. Could Be Uninvestable One Day

Seth KlarmanIn his 2021 year-end letter, Baupost's Seth Klarman looked at the year in review and how COVID-19 swept through every part of our lives. He blamed much of the ills of the pandemic on those who choose not to get vaccinated while also expressing a dislike for the social division COVID-19 has caused. Q4 2021 Read More


0:00the riches these farmers have earned from Zimbabwe is golden leaf continue to
0:05attract more of them to try their hand at it
0:09it’s the biggest success story of the farming industry but a global push to
0:13control and ultimately banned smoking means returns for these farmers could be
0:20the majority of tobacco is exported in its raw form but local manufacturers
0:26still have a sizable domestic market which is closely regulated we have
0:31signed most conventions in the control of the use of tobacco we
0:41I believe if some of the most stringent regulations a regarding the use of
0:49e in the country smoking in public buildings as band and sale of cigarettes
0:55to people under the age of 18 is a criminal offence years of economic
1:01hardships have spawned a growing number of informal street vendors plying their
1:06trade on street sides and pavements
1:09out here on the streets it’s difficult to control who is buying tobacco
1:15Brian just over 18 himself says some of his clients are – they’re not even God
1:22over I know it’s wrong but the reason i’m on the streets is to make money so
1:26if someone comes to buy tobacco
1:28I can that better income goal even if they are underage
1:32it’s the reason why some activists want a total ban on the sale of tobacco
1:37products but some fear that will create a black market
1:41opinions are divided on that as well as whether or not the country should grow a
1:46crop that is such a grave health hazard
1:50we r payment purchase of two buckle
1:54we also know the harmful effects of the papal so by understanding the
2:06responsibilities is a primary producer
2:10we are the four friends those countries that we are saying yes to produce it but
2:21it is not good for health
2:23you must take the questions in the long run is a country you could do my greatly
2:30and more
2:31II more grab or crop is a replacement for tobacco
2:37that would mean learning the ropes again for these farmers who for now have found
2:43their Forte
2:45same to you CCTV Harare Zimbabwe

No posts to display