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For SA consumers, there is nothing to worry about for now – as things look, we will likely have sufficient maize supplies throughout the 2019/20 marketing year, says Wandile Sihlobo.
Zimbabwe is expecting record a significant reduction in agricultural production following the 2018/19 season.
Nigeria is poised to overtake SA and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018/19 production season, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.
The window for planting maize and soybeans in South Africa has passed, and with hardly anything planted in western growing ares because of drought, the likelihood of the need for imports increases, a grain farmers’ lobby group said.
If the International Grains Council's estimate were to materialise, Zimbabwe could remain a net importer of maize in 2019/20. This is a window of opportunity for SA farmers and traders to exploit, writes Wandile Sihlobo.
South Africa has boosted its final estimate for this year’s record crop as the pace of deliveries continues to point to a bumper harvest.
SA's credit downgrades and slow economic growth could negate the benefits of this year's record maize harvest, warns an agricultural economist at Absa.
Kenyan corn millers have warned the government that the country faced a shortage of the staple that’s left strategic reserves at less than a day’s supply.
South Africa will have to put in place a solid export programme for its expected record harvest for any hope of restoring the maize price.
It's not just Zimbabwe and Mozambique facing a worrying shortage of maize this year, says Wandile Sihlobo.
The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a settlement agreement between the Competition Commission and Paramount Mills.
A notable uptick of South Africa’s headline food price inflation is unlikely, says Wandile Sihlobo.
South Africa is likely to miss forecasts for maize production this year because dry weather conditions have delayed plantings, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.
The most important crop to help predict how the African region will weather the forecast El Niño is maize – a starchy staple for many countries, says Wandile Sihlobo.
Brown bread is now cheaper than it was in 2014.
South Africa has increased its forecast of this year’s record maize crop after farmers improved their yields.
SA is facing stiff maize export competition, warns Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber.
Pioneer Food’s six-month profit decreased by 47% as costs increased by 10% due to the need to import maize as a result of South Africa’s drought.
This article first appeared in City Press.
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