Formally established in 2012, Rift Valley Corporation is a leading agro-forestry business in Zimbabwe. Environmental integrity, community dignity and corporate profitability informs Rift Valley’s operational mandate. We aim to facilitate opportunities for the environments we operate in, and communities we work alongside, to flourish and thrive. Northern Tobacco and Border are subsidiaries of Rift Valley Corporation.

Over the long term, our mission is to develop prosperity from the African land, water and resources entrusted to us.


Formed in 2004, Northern Tobacco was established to take advantage of Zimbabwe’s world-class growing conditions for flue-cured tobacco. Taking a holistic approach to contract farming, Northern Tobacco provides all large and small scale farmers with required inputs, working capital, agronomy guidance and marketing linkage. Northern Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s largest tobacco contracting business with over 6000 farmers across the country participating in our robust contract-farming practice. 

Border Timbers, the largest kiln dried lumber in Zimbabwe is an established Zimbabwean forest company with three operational divisions -forestry, saw-milling and manufacturing – with 20 002 ha under plantation across five estates in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. The company’s operations are aligned to environmentally responsible and socially beneficial practices. 

Found in Harare’s bustling Southerton district, Tobacco Processing Zimbabwe (TPZ) classifies, blends, conditions, threshes, drys and packs 600 tons of tobacco in 24 hours at at the peak of the processing season. TPZ currently processes 40% of Zimbabwe’s total tobacco crop and 100% of Northern Tobacco’s crop . TPZ is a highly efficient operation relying on the custom built mechanised plant as well as skilled staff to produce the exacting requirements to each client’s order.