Southern and East Africa maize supplies

In the current environment where food security is at the top of the global agenda, we must review the Southern and East Africa region’s staple grains supplies. Maize is one such important staple grain for both food and animal feed. South Africa, Zambia, and Tanzania are the major producers of maize in the region, and all face a double-digit decline this year. The question then is whether there will be sufficient maize supplies for the region if all the key suppliers face a decrease in the harvest. These are questions we attempt to clarify in this week’s segment.

Published: 15 August 2022