• Daily Stats: - Day 110 (31-Aug-18): Seasonal Mass: 251,914,511 Seasonal Average: $ 2.92
  • Our History

    Posted in News on Aug 30, 2017

    In 1936, through the Tobacco Marketing and Levy Act, the Tobacco Marketing Board was formed resulting in the selling of tobacco through the Auction Floors and, later, Contract floors (from 2004). 1994 saw the Board reconstituted to cater for the interests of all classes of different types of tobacco growers (Virginia, Burley, Oriental and Dark-Air Cured), buyers and other stakeholders. In the same year, indigenous buyers started participating for the first time in competition with traditional buyers. The Tobacco Marketing and Levy (Amendment) Act of 1997 saw the Tobacco Marketing Board being renamed to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. The amended Act also brought about a change in the collection of levies, which are now paid to the Ministry of Agriculture instead of recognized Growers' and Buyers' Associations.

  • Tobacco Moth and Tobacco Beetle Awareness

    Posted in News on Jul 11, 2017

    All tobacco growers are reminded that the Tobacco Moth and Tobacco Beetle is a notifiable pest, listed in the first schedule of the Plant Pest and Diseases (Plant and Alternative Hosts) Order 1976. The Tobacco Marketing and Levy Act (Chapter 18.20 Section 75) empowers TIMB to prevent movement of infested tobacco, to order fumigation at the owner's expense and even to order complete destruction.

Special Projects

In line with the Agrarian Reform Programme, we have Special Projects to assist Tobacco Small Holder farmers grow and reap high quality tobacco.

Farming Calendar

September
Seedbed management, hardening and clipping where necessary. Land preparation and ridging.
1 September
Earliest date for transplanting (irrigated crop).
30 September
Auction floor licence application.

Sales Statistics

Date
31 Aug 2018
Sold Mass
251.00 KGS
YTD. Mass
251.00 KGS
Avg. Price
$2.92 USD