SA is set to harvest the second-biggest maize crop on record, the agriculture business chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness enterprises nationally, says.

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA:  South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country's staple food.

NAIROBI, KENYA: By Gerald Andae  Maize production will drop by 4.3 million bags this year on delayed rains and armyworm attack, setting the stage for expensive maize flour next year.

ROME, ITALY: Forecasts suggest a scenario of extensive, regional-scale crop failure… 

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: How cash-strapped farmers get their goods to market quickly and at a fair, transparent price…

By Simon Allison*

Planting season about to start – critical window of opportunity for local food production

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