ZiLAN and the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) and the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) hosted a tobacco policy engagement workshop on the 6th of December 2017 in Harare at Pandhari Lodge. The policy dialogue was a culmination of extensive research conducted by the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) on: Tobacco Contract Farming in Zimbabwe: Livelihoods Outcomes amongst small-scale farmers in Mashonaland Provinces and came up with a policy brief. As part of sharing the research outcomes and influencing policy, the SMAIAS, ZiLAN and the TIMB invited stakeholders for the meeting.  The policy dialogue meeting was also aimed at enhancing relations between contract farmers, agribusiness, research institutes and the government for the development of the industry premised on the understanding that tobacco is a source of livelihood for many small-scale farmers while also contributing significantly   to foreign exchange revenue earnings. Stakeholders who were represented at the dialogue meeting included the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Resettlements, Input suppliers, contractors and merchants, auctions floors, Agricultural Marketing Authority of Zimbabwe, research institutes, farmers and farmer associations. Some action points to guide stakeholders were adopted at the end of the meeting.