tobacco.jpgFarmer organisations have urged small holder tobacco farmers to practice good farming methods if the nation is to realise maximum yields.

Farmer organisations and farmers in Mhondoro area converged at Kaseke farm in the district to get an understanding of farming methods used at an impressive 54 hectare tobacco farm.

 

Provincial leaders from Zimbabwe Farmers Union, Tobacco Research Board, Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company and Arex officials took turns to educate farmers during the field day on the importance of using proper farming methods for high yields.

Mr. Karikoga Kaseke who owns the farm attributed the achievement to financial support he got from financial institutions and expects to reap three tones per hectare.

 

Some of the tobacco delivered at the auction floors from the farm have been fetching four dollars ninety cents per kilogram.

 

Tobacco is one of the major foreign currency earners in the country and expectations are high that with other major producers’ of tobacco such as Brazil having been affected by climate change, the local golden leaf will fetch more on the international market.