ARTICLES RELATING TO MAIZE

SA to import GM maize for first time from US

2016-12-06 10:33

The government has approved imports of genetically modified maize from the US for the first time as it seeks to bring in the grain after its worst drought in decades.

Treasury: SA will be a net importer of maize

2016-10-26 15:33

Two successive droughts have hit South Africa’s agriculture sector hard and the country subsequently has to resort to being a net importer of maize, says National Treasury.

Consumers might see maize shortage this year

2016-07-13 07:07

SA may miss a target to import enough maize this season to meet consumers’ needs, the biggest agricultural lobby group has said.

SA imports maize to cover drought shortfall

2016-04-22 14:44

The department of agriculture has imported 1 732 million tons of yellow and 72 000 tons of white maize to cover shortfalls caused by the drought, says Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

How maize prices can hurt the ANC at the poll

2016-04-19 22:30

With drought pushing up the cost of white maize and other food staples, pressures on households will inevitably lead to increased political pressure, says an analyst.

SA maize industry undeterred by R16.6bn drought need

2016-04-15 16:28

Maize farmers are confident they will increase investment despite the worst drought in 100 years and state policies that created uncertainty over their land.

Drought weighs heavily on SA maize output

2016-03-22 10:44

South Africa may trim its estimate for maize production this season by 2.5% because of damage from the worst drought in more than a century, a survey showed.

SA 2015 maize output falls to lowest in 8 years

2016-02-15 20:30

The 2015 maize output has fallen to its lowest level in eight years after an El Nino-induced drought scorched crops across key planting areas.

SA maize output could be 39% down

2016-01-26 13:53

South Africa may harvest 39% less of the grain in the 2015 to 2016 season than a year earlier after the country suffered the lowest rainfall since records began.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 12:19

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

 

Maize diplomacy

2016-12-04 06:02

Xhosa and Zapotec cuisines collide as two chefs show off their prowess in the kitchen with the humble mealie.

Hybrid seeds could help Africa double its maize yields

2016-08-08 14:11

DuPont’s Pioneer unit has said farmers of the grain in Africa could more than double productivity over the next few decades if they switched to hybrid seed.

SA's 2016 maize forecast stays unchanged

2016-06-29 08:40

South Africa will likely harvest 7.16 million tonnes of maize in 2016, unchanged from a previous estimate as weather conditions remain stable.

SA expects jump in maize imports due to drought

2016-04-21 17:18

Drought-hit South Africa will significantly increase imports in the next season when 2.4 million tonnes of yellow maize and 1.9 million tonnes of white maize will be shipped.

SA imports US white maize for first time since 2004

2016-04-19 16:09

South Africa has imported white maize from the United States for the first time in over 10 years, says the country's Grain Information Service.

Drought-stricken SA to source enough white maize this year

2016-04-05 19:30

South Africa should be able to import enough white maize to meet the needs of consumers, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

How SA drought is hurting Africa’s poor

2016-03-22 07:35

South Africa's drought is compounding the strain on Africa's poor as maize becomes a luxury many can’t afford.

SA may still need to import maize

2016-01-29 21:00

Concern persists in South Africa that the country may still need to import white maize to meet the demand despite recent rain.

Cathy Buckle: Zimbabwe’s underground saviour remains elusive

2016-01-21 07:39

Zimbabwe's drought devastation is frightening but even more so is government rhetoric, with no funds being provided for maize imports in the 2016 budget.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 06:12

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

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