Friday, November 6, 2015

TBZ to mop up 800 tonnes of Tobacco


(Times of Zambia) THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) will purchase about 800 tonnes of tobacco from farmers who are stranded with the crop after private merchants withdrew from the market.
TBZ board secretary Samson Muyembe said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the decision has been taken to help farmers have enough resources to finance their farming activities for this farming season.
Hundreds of farmers were left stranded with their crop, particularly in Eastern and Southern provinces after merchants decided to buy from a few growers they had sponsored. Continued

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