Tobacco, Zimbabwe’s largest foreign currency earner is under threat after main international buyers resolved not to accept tobacco cured using coal, citing environmental concerns. This follows the release of new guidelines for sustainable tobacco production by the global tobacco cigarette companies. This means that Zimbabwean farmers, especially small-scale farmers, will be barred from selling their tobacco as the Sustainable Tobacco Programme states that from 2020, global cigarette companies will not buy tobacco produced in an unsustainable manner, including that cured using coal. Click here to read the full article. –The Herald