Thursday, March 10


In the past 5 years, many Zimbabwean farmers have fled their country and settled in Zambia. As a result, Zambia's tobacco production has increased nearly 10-fold.

Jewette Masinja, Executive Director of the Tobacco Association of Zambia, claims Zambia is set to harvest more than 52 million kg of the golden leaf, nearly double their earlier forecast.

According to Zimbabwe's Daily News, Masinja said Zambia was set to earn US$83 million from the sale of the crop, up from US$26 million last year.