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South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years

  • 14 Dec 10:42

South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country, with some areas recording their lowest rainfall in fifty years. Dry climatic conditions is taking its toll on animal production and is threatening food security in the country. Glenneis Kriel reports. Dry climatic conditions, caused by El Niño, are having a decimating impact on agricultural production in South Africa and threatening to drive up food prices to unaffordable levels over the next few months. It has resulted in total maize production (for animal and human consumption). Read more...

Southern African Drought Hammers Red Meat Production

  • 10 Jul 11:48

Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region, writes Tawanda Korombo. The grain shortages in South Africa will be felt across the region and will have knock on effects on poultry and red meat producers. Countries such as Zimbabwe and Malawi, Swaziland and Lesotho that rely on food imports from South Africa will be affected the most as South Africa is likely to cut on exports. Zimbabwe already has food shortages and poultry and other meat producers in the country are already reliant on straight imports from neighbouring Zambia. Poultry. Read more...