About Us

Avram Becker Tobacco was founded in 1998 and has been buying and selling tobacco ever since. It is a privately owned Zimbabwean tobacco merchant.

Direct Contract Growing

Direct Contract Growing

Direct contract growing was established in 2004 to enhance and ensure continued and reliable production of the Zimbabwean tobacco crop. This increase in national production is attributable to contract growing. ABT has a license to purchase Flue-Cured Virginia (FCV) directly from the farmer. ABT has been and remains a well-established and influential player in this field.

Contracted Growers Support

Contracted Growers Support

All contracted growers receive various levels of support ranging from finance, fuel, coal, chemicals and extensive agronomy assistance. Without this support, production would not generate the quality and styles that our customer base requires.

Agricultural Practices

Agricultural Practices

Farmers grow under a signed contract with ABT. ABT adheres to and complies with the rules and regulations as set by the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB). ABT is a founder and contributor to the Sustainable Afforestation Program, a Zimbabwe tobacco trade initiative endorsed by the Zimbabwe Authorities.

Our Standards

In whatever we do we uphold high standards which are our trademark.

ABT's annual purchases are marketed and sold to customers in the USA, Africa, Europe, China, the Middle East and the Far East.

ABT's experienced team comprises of a leaf buying team, factory personnel, sales administration, leaf accounts, agronomy, shipping and finance personnel who provide the necessary requirements and services to meet the international standards required by our customers.

Significant Growth

Significant Growth

Flue Cured Virginia Tobacco

In 2016, ABT purchased approximately 9.5% of the total Zimbabwe Flue-Cured tobacco crop over all the sales floors (19 million Kg's). This equates to significant and continued growth in the Zimbabwean FCV market when comparing the purchase to 13.5 million Kg's (6.5%) in the previous year.

Styles

Within the annual purchases there is a wide range of different styles, from lower stalk positions to full-bodied leaf, enabling us to supply our valued customers with all their FCV requirements.

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