tobaccoregionsThe history of tobacco growing in Tanzania goes back to early 1960’s. With the exception of Songea Regions which grows Dark Fire Cured tobacco, the rest of the Regions cultivate Virginia Flue Cured tobacco. Mara region mostly grows Virginia Flue Cured tobacco in Tarime, Serengeti and Rorya Districts. There is a bit of Dark Fire Cured Tobacco in spotted areas. Morogoro is now growing some Virginia Flue Cured tobacco in Kilosa (Kimamba, Msowero and Kidonga) and Ulanga. In summary Tobacco is grown in the following areas as shown below; 

 

Region

Type of Tobacco

Tabora

Flue Cured Virginia

Urambo

Flue Cured Virginia

Sikonge

Flue Cured Virginia

Kahama

Flue Cured Virginia

Manyoni

Flue Cured Virginia

Mpanda

Flue Cured Virginia

Kigoma

Flue Cured Virginia

Iringa

Flue Cured Virginia

Chunya

Flue Cured Virginia

Morogoro

Flue Cured Virginia

Mara

Flue Cured Virginia, Dark Fire Cure

Songea

Dark Fire Cured