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Zimbabwe farmers scramble for tobacco boom

Tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe are a depressed lot. After investing a lot of money in the crop ahead of what initially seemed like a fruit full season, prices have nose plunged by over 70% in some cases, exposing many small scale farmers to heavy losses.

A kilogram of tobacco leaf which sold for more than 3 dollars and 60 cents last year, is now going for less than a dollar. CCTV’s Farai Mwakutuya reports