TBZ to close extended tobacco marketing season

The extended tobacco marketing season in Eastern, Central and Southern Provinces is about to close.
Tobacco Board of Zambia TBZ Chief Executive Officer, Samson Muyembe has confirmed to Breeze News in an interview.
Mr. Muyembe says that TBZ has managed to mop up almost all the tobacco from independent growers, which was stuck due to lack of market.
He says that TBZ will be able to establish the total quantity of the tobacco bought from independent growers after close the exercise.
And Mr. Muyembe says that TBZ has not faced any challenges with farmers over buying prices as the exercise has gone smoothly.
TBZ had projected to buy 480,000 metric tonnes of the cash crop from independent growers in the region.

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