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Plight of Zimbabwe's small-scale tobacco growers

8 March 2014 Last updated at 07:21 GMT

The number of small-scale tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has risen by 80% since President Robert Mugabe's controversial farm seizures in 2000.

Production is increasing steadily but a lack of investment is holding farmers back.

Some say they want the government to convert their 99-year leases into title deeds so they have the collateral to access much needed loans.

Brian Hungwe reports from Harare.

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