Worst drought in 30 years may force SA to import 5 million tonnes of maize

South Africa may need to import as much as five million tonnes of maize this year, roughly half of its requirements.

The country is suffering its worst drought in three decades.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ed Stoddard, Senior Commodities Correspondent for Southern Africa at Thomson Reuters.

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Long-term climate change models suggest that Southern Africa will be drier in future.

Ed Stoddard

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