Recognising the dynamic and growth potential of the tobacco sector in Zimbabwe, PLT has prepared a special “Contract Farming” financing programme that modernises the entire production process and trade cycle of buyers and suppliers of tobacco.
The said programme aims at financing farmers to help cover part of the production cost of their products and the only condition is that the said producers must have concluded sale contracts with Plug Leaf Tobacco.
By joining the Contract Farming programme, PLT covers a part of the production cost of their (farmers) produce, thereby better securing the necessary liquidity. Accordingly, the farmer benefits by being able to reduce the cost of purchase of the inputs needed for their production and to increase their output and profitability, thus enhancing the viability of their businesses.
It is also called ‘bright tobacco’ because of the yellow to orange colour it achieves during curing.
It is important to harvest precisely when the leaves are mature (or ripe) and in prime condition for curing.
Our Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, full flavored tobacco leaf.