South Africa expects biggest harvest in 30 years

Agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo, says the huge amount of rains pushed farmers to plant more maize.

Sihlobo says they increased the area they plant from 2 million to about 2.6 million hectors after getting an incentive from a good rainy season.

He also says South Africa could become the net exporters of soya beans for the first time, and food prices are likely to drop.

I think from now until mid-2018, food prices should sit at comfortable levels.

Wandile Sihlobo, agricultural economist

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