SA to import R2.2bn in maize as drought continues

2015-11-13 07:00

A national drought is leaving the primary agriculture sector, which contributes 2.5% to GDP, in dire straits. Economists expect the effect to quickly trickle down.

Land Focus: Community makes mealie magic

2015-05-18 15:06

Take one inspired investment company, a handful of chiefs determined to help their villages out of poverty and a group of passionate new farmers. The result is a rural agricultural success story

Namibian maize farmers fear bad harvest

2015-02-10 18:30

Maize farmers in Namibia fear they might have a bad harvest this season due to poor rainfall and scorching heat, a union says.

SA maize estimate little changed - survey

2014-08-22 11:30

South Africa is likely to slightly raise its 2014 maize output forecast, as traders expect no surprises before the end of the season.

SA maize crop bigger than expected

2014-07-29 19:01

The government's crop estimates committee says deliveries to silos show a bigger crop of yellow maize than previously thought.

Good news for SA maize output

2014-07-25 19:23

South Africa is likely to raise its 2014 maize output forecast slightly as harvesting draws to a close with little expectation of a big change in the estimate.

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.


Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zim as maize production halves

2015-08-26 08:26

Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, says the World Food Programme.

SA's 2015 maize output almost unchanged

2015-03-25 17:47

South Africa will harvest 9.666 million tonnes of maize in 2015, almost unchanged from a previous forecast as white maize plantings decreased.

Little change in SA maize estimate

2014-09-25 10:59

South Africa will hardly change its 2014 maize output forecast, a Reuters survey shows, as farmers hold onto crops in the face of prices that have fallen.

US sees record global wheat crop

2014-08-13 09:01

Global food supply expectations have received a boost as the US department of agriculture forecast a record global wheat crop.

Bad pricing costs maize farmers 'millions'

2014-07-29 11:14

Maize farmers in South Africa are losing millions of rands by not carefully making use of pricing opportunities available to the sector, says FNB.

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.

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