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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