Zimbabwe: Tobacco Boom Shows Success of Land Reform

[The Herald]Tobacco production figures released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board on Wednesday are very encouraging and prove beyond doubt that the benefits of the land reform programme are long-term and not short-term. When Zimbabwe embarked on the land revolution around 2000, opponents of the empowerment programme predicted that tobacco production would fall because the land had been taken away from white commercial farmers and put in the hands of inexperienced indigenous farmers.

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