• Short Summary

    Rhodesia, its economy handicapped by trade sanctions since the 1965 declaration of independence, is currently banking on the best tobacco crop for years to inject new life into the country's trade.

  • Description

    Rhodesia, its economy handicapped by trade sanctions since the 1965 declaration of independence, is currently banking on the best tobacco crop for years to inject new life into the country's trade.

    Before independence, tobacco was Rhodesia's biggest single export. Sanctions cut the value of the crop by an estimated three-quarters. Pirate buyers moved in to break the blockade and reap any profits that were going.

    But after several lean years, the legitimate international buyers are returning in increasing numbers. This year's bumper crop is an added lure. And it seems the buyers can now beat the trade sanctions without risk. A BBC team has been looking into the situation. Their coverage includes an interview with one of the major growers;

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    Film ID:
    VLVADG3GYK0PZVONERO7W77M8UO9V
    Media URN:
    VLVADG3GYK0PZVONERO7W77M8UO9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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