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Food-price surge ‘undermining Africa’s growth’

Johannesburg – A severe drought in southern Africa has triggered a surge in food prices, preventing central banks from loosening monetary policy to spur economic growth. Find sales opportunities in your market Central banks in South Africa, ...

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Relying on imports to feed the nation

The World Meteorological Organisation has referred to the ongoing El Niño as the strongest experienced in 15 years. Responsible for heavy rains in South America and forest fires in Indonesia, it has resulted in far below-average rainfall, and ...

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Food price inflation to gain pace

Johannesburg – South Africa should brace itself for a rapid rise in staple food prices as the worst drought in 23 years leaves farm land barren. Although food inflation in the country has remained relatively low, the drought and the weak rand ...

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Can Bt maize improve South African smallholder agriculture?

Maize is the major staple crop in many parts of Africa. Bt maize is the only commercialised genetically modified (GM) food crop in the continent and has been cultivated in South Africa since 2001 through public and private programmes. Bt maize ...

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