06 April 1999
Zimbabwes future hangs on tobacco

ZIMBABWES economic future could hang on the price its tobacco crop achieves in the market in a fortnights time, reports The Times.

Tobacco is the countrys main cash crop and its position in the economic health of the country has become especially important because of debt incurred over the last couple of years.

The paper predicts that if tobacco prices disappoint then “a once thriving economy risks becoming another African basket case”.

  • Zimbabwe tobacco prices shock farmers. FWi, 1 April 1998.
  • Farm ministers meet in Brussels. FWi, 16 February 1998.

    • The Times 06/04/02/99 page 42