By Portia Muzorava
Farmers in the country have been urged to venture into cannabis farming in place of tobacco as it will enhance the country’s economy as well as livelihoods.
Speaking to Great Dyke news, Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers’ Union President, Dr Shadreck Makombe said the agricultural sector is now focusing on cannabis production for foreign currency and health benefits.
He added that the World Health Organisation is now discouraging tobacco production because of various reasons..
The Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency( ZIDA) is developing a medicinal cannabis sector-based strategy to promote investments into the country and to date 55 local and foreign investors have been licensed.