SA maize crop could increase due to rain

2014-03-24 14:17

South Africa is likely to raise its maize output estimates after late summer rains brought relief to drought-hit parts of the country, a survey shows.

SA maize stocks fall

2014-02-24 14:31

South Africa's maize stocks fell at the end of January from a revised 3.179 million tonnes at the end of December, industry data shows.

Zim imports SA maize to stave off hunger

2014-01-03 13:02

Zimbabwe plans to import 150 000 tonnes of maize from South Africa as it faces its worst food shortages in four years.

North West declares drought

2013-09-19 12:31

The North West province says there is a drought across its whole territory, which is an important maize growing region.

Dry weather hits maize-growing areas

2013-03-06 12:58

Dry weather conditions have knocked South Africa's main maize-growing areas, wilting the crop and dashing prospects for better yields this year.

Maize and wheat a tad higher

2012-08-16 14:02

Maize and wheat prices closed slightly higher on the back of consolidation in local and US markets.

SA Grains: Maize follows Chicago higher

2012-08-10 16:26

Maize and wheat prices ended higher on the back of stronger contract prices on the Chicago Board of Trade.

SA Grains: Maize prices end session firmer

2012-08-07 18:57

Maize prices ended firmer‚ rebounding from a two-day losing run‚ which traders had attributed to some profit taking.

Food price hikes on the horizon

2012-07-19 14:22

Food costs could rise sharply as maize and soya bean prices hit record highs in the US.

SA maize deficit looms on Mexico exports

2012-03-23 18:30

SA has committed to supplying additional maize to drought-hit Mexico, which may lead to a deficit and push local food prices higher.

Higher prices boost SA's maize plantings

2012-01-24 16:45

SA farmers have planted 11% more maize crops this season because of higher prices.

SA eyes China, Venezuela as maize markets

2011-08-23 17:48

SA is looking to expand maize exports to China and Venezuela after a bumper crop last year.

Lichtenburg gets R150m seed plant

2011-04-26 09:43

The largest maize seed processing plant in Africa has been opened in Lichtenburg by Monsanto.

Bad weather could bump up wheat prices

2011-01-18 16:52

World wheat supplies are so tight and grain demand so strong that any new hiccup in a major producing area would send European prices near or beyond the 2008 record highs.

Africa may ride out food price surge

2011-01-10 17:20

Bumper harvests and changing eating habits are expected to cushion African countries from a recent spike in food prices.

'Look at maize for biofuels'

2010-10-08 10:37

SA must review its biofuels policy to include maize to allow farmers to use their surplus for energy production, says Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.


Milling firm wins case against Pioneer Foods

2014-03-18 14:02

A Free State maize milling company has won a case in the Supreme Court of Appeal against food giant Pioneer Foods in a trademark dispute.

Innovations could curb world hunger -study

2014-02-13 14:18

A mix of farming technologies could significantly improve global food security by mid-century as the world's population swells to a projected 9 billion.

SA's maize stocks fall

2013-09-24 16:22

South African maize stocks have dipped at the end of August compared to the end of July, data show.

Zambia cuts maize, fuel strings

2013-05-23 16:04

Zambia's decision to cut subsidies on maize and remove a fuel subsidy is likely to raise prices and dash its goal of becoming a regional breadbasket.

Zambia mulls maize price controls

2012-12-28 14:52

Zambia is considering re-introducing price controls on its staple maize meal to protect consumers from food inflation.

Maize and wheat follow Chicago lower

2012-08-13 13:44

Maize and wheat prices ended lower‚ following the Chicago Board of Trade‚ after a supply-and-demand data print.

Higher food prices to hit consumers

2012-08-03 14:15

Droughts, mergers and input costs are expected to push up food prices in the coming months, an economist says.

Drought hits SA maize output

2012-03-27 16:31

SA has cut its forecast for the 2011/12 crop after a drought late in the season dragged down yields.

SA faces maize shortage - report

2011-11-10 08:12

SA will run out of maize as early as December after the country committed most its harvest for exports, says CEO of Grain SA Jannie de Villiers in a newspaper report.

Exports raise maize shortfall risk

2011-06-15 15:16

SA may need to import maize by the end of 2011 if it commits too much of its huge surplus for export, says an industry official.

Afgri plans to acquire Pride Milling

2011-03-01 16:04

Agricultural group Afgri has announced that it is in negotiations with Pride Milling to acquire Pride's yellow maize milling business.

Rain threat to some SA crops

2011-01-11 13:27

A maize surplus is likely to cushion any shortages after heavy rains affected planting while other crops were badly affected by wet weather.

SA's GM crops banned in Africa

2010-10-14 07:32

Restrictions on genetically modified maize imports in some countries have weighed on SA's ability to access export markets for the grain, says an industry official.

Climate may starve Africa

2009-06-18 10:45

By mid-century, climate change may threaten the African continent's precarious food security, warns a new study.

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