Visit the Tobacco Auction in Harare
There are over one hundred thousand tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe. From February through August each year, the Harare tobacco floors are where farmers, auctioneers and buyers representing China, South Africa, and several European Union countries meet and do business. The tobacco industry has a long history of being one of the top export crops of Zimbabwe, but the industry (along with most agricultural production) took a hit after President Mugabe forcibly removed white farmers from their land, redistributing it back to black landowners in early 2000. Domestic investors are once again funding the large-scale production of the crop and production has rebounded.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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TSF Tobacco Auction Floors, 161 Gleneagles Road, Willowvale, Harare 00263, Zimbabwe
+263 4 664 424
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am - 5pm
Wed 9am - 3pm
Sat 9am - 11:30am