SA looks to US for maize imports as local baskets continue to dry up

South Africa may need to import up to five million tonnes of maize – about 50% of its total requirements – according to media reports. And, despite the current uncertainty around SA’s inclusion in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), the country is eyeing major imports from the United States. “We will be lucky if we produce 5 million tonnes this year and then we will need to import 5 million tonnes. This is the sort of scenario that we are looking at,” Jannie de Villiers, chief executive of Grain SA, was cited by Reuters agency as saying. South […]

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