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​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
Laurens Schlebusch farms with crops and livestock in the Free State. Looking around his farmlands, he says the drought has almost certainly been...
Growing pains are a family matter
Growing pains are a family matter
The Mtsweni family’s mealies stand tall. The stalks rise in green ranks on the left as you drive on to the farm they lease near Nigel in Gauteng....
Full horror of drought emerges
Full horror of drought emerges
NEWS ANALYSIS
Drought's devastating ripple effect
Drought's devastating ripple effect
The El Niño-induced drought is not just a South African problem but also a regional one that stretches from the Cape to Ethiopia, where 10% of the...
Drought-resistent maize key to food security
Drought-resistent maize key to food security
October 16 was World Food Day, and it was commemorated by the AfricaBio stakeholders’ association with a business breakfast with the theme,...
Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a...
Land tenure limits Eastern Cape's crops
Land tenure limits Eastern Cape's crops
Like many agricultural industry representatives, at this time of year, I travel the country, conducting farm visits and regional meetings. Recently,...
SA to export maize to China
SA to export maize to China
South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, is close to starting its first exports of the yellow variety of the grain to China, according...
Maize output estimate raised as yields improve
Maize output estimate raised as yields improve
South Africa raised its forecast for maize production this season 2.5% as yields improved, the Crop Estimates Committee said.
SA white maize falls to two-year low as harvest starts
SA white maize falls to two-year low as harvest starts
White maize in South Africa, the continent's largest producer of the grain, declined to a two-year low as the harvest of what may be the biggest crop...
SA imports yellow maize for first time in two years
SA imports yellow maize for first time in two years
South Africa imported yellow maize for the first time in almost two years last week as a government report showed stockpiles of the grain fell 37%...
SA wheat prices at highest since 2008 amid Ukraine tension
SA wheat prices at highest since 2008 amid Ukraine tension
Wheat futures traded in South Africa reached the highest price since 2008 amid the continued standoff between Russia and Ukraine, threatening...