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Tobacco - Zimbabwe's Forests Are Going Up in Smoke

Environment  (tags: economic boom, deforestation, overdevelopment, tobacco, poverty vs. progressdevastation of the l, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy )

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In Zimbabwe, 15 % of its natural forest has been burnt down as farmers free more land to plant tobacco. On current trends, the country will be a desert in just 35 years from now.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:01 am
I'm pretty certain that is not how you forecast, as while nor to blame all the problems on tobacco which had accounted for much of the revenue produced, the recent trends are that many commercial growers have also introduced other high-value crops, including export roses, supermarket vegetables, paprika and coffee as part of their farm system, specifically to lessen their dependence on tobacco. More than 80 percent of all horticultural exports, for example, are grown on tobacco farms and were first developed using tobacco revenue.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:31 am

Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:07 am
Thank you.

gabriele jefferson (147)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 12:32 pm
nnoted,shared on fb, twitter,g+, thx.

S J. (133)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:07 pm
noted, flahhed, thanks

Walter F. (128)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:16 pm
With a lunatic running the country anything could happen

Ana MESNER (206)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 12:26 am
Thank you Cal for sharing.

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 12:42 am
This country is already a desert, full of starving people........ and that's not politically speaking!!

Rhonda B. (106)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:51 am
Thank you Cal for sharing.

David C. (241)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 4:04 pm
double sickening.

Frances Darcy (225)
Friday July 25, 2014, 9:27 am

Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday July 25, 2014, 11:32 pm
I am sure your children will "thank you".....but your grandchildren cannot!! Smoke"em while you got"em!!!!!!
Eventually, we all will go up in smoke!!!!!!!
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