Poor tobacco buying prices anger farmers in Chipata.

Tobacco farmers in Chipata have complained over tobacco prices, which some tobacco companies are offering this market season.

The farmers have told Breeze News that the prices only look attractive to those who do not understand the tobacco industry.

Kenasi Nyirongo and Katundu Phiri from Kapara Tobacco Scheme say that companies like JTI have put high prices on the tobacco grade that is available in less quantities and lower prices on the grade that is available in large amounts.

The farmers have appealed to the tobacco company to consider increasing the prices of the lower grades.

The duo says that the highest price for barley tobacco is 2 dollars 90 cents, which is about 21 Zambian Kwacha while the lowest price is 50 cents, which is about 3 Kwacha.

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