Zimbabwe opened its tobacco selling season this week after a month-long delay because of the coronavirus lockdown.
The lockdown had been due to end on Friday but was extended for a further two weeks.
Tobacco is Zimbabwe's second-biggest foreign currency earner after gold.
The decision to press ahead with the sale came as a relief to thousands of farmers who had already been affected by a severe drought.
Nonetheless they fear the lockdown will have a major impact on their business this year.
They say their concerns include travel restrictions and a new rule that requires them to sell their crop through a go-between.
One of the world's top exporters alongside Brazil, Zimbabwe sends most of its tobacco to China, Europe and the Middle East.