Tag: Tobacco

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

The global watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child labour and other rights abuses on the country’s tobacco farms. In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn […]

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if […]