Tobacco farmers called to grow fast growth exotic trees to mitigate climate change

Lawrence Lifa |  9 months ago | top

Tobacco farmers in Manicaland have been called on to develop plots and grow exotic trees with fast growth rate in response to calls for urgent need to mitigate climate change. Speaking on the sidelines of a workshop on capacity building for Dissemination of climate change information in Harare yesterday, climate change mitigation Expert Lawrence Mashungu said the practice is in line with government's thrust to enhance good forestry management. Manicaland continues to experience serious deforestation necessitated by tobacco farmers during curing processes of the golden leaf.