Zim targets 190mln kg tobacco output



Zimbabwe has revised its tobacco sales targets from 175mln kg to 190 mln as deliveries continue to trickle in. This was after the country last week surpassed its initial target by more than 5% at 183 mln kg of the golden leaf earning the country a total of $537 mln. TIMB communications manager Isheunesu Moyo said the rising tobacco deliveries were a testimony of an improved performance by farmers. Production of the golden leaf was affected by drought this year triggering fears that the country could miss its initial target. Moyo however said the tobacco industry regulator will continue to hold trainings for farmers across the country to ensure that Zimbabwe reaches its all-time peak of 236 mln kgs that was achieved in the year 2000. – Dailynews


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