The video below presents angry tobacco farmers who are fuming over very low prices at which the government is buying their produce. The golden leaf is sold at approximately $4.50 per kilogram. The lowest price is alleged to be at $0.20. One farmer, whose name is not revealed, indicates that the price is not commensurate with the labor and other expenses incurred by farmers. He also indicated that their needs including school fees payments would not be met since they get almost nothing from their produce. This situation leaves farmers desperate and vulnerable.
Angry farmer blasts govt over low tobacco pricing. He was addressing members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors on Tuesday
Posted by New Zimbabwe.com on Wednesday, 17 April 2019
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