South Africa May Import Almost Half of Corn Needs on DroughtBy
Imports could reach as much as 5 million tons by 2017
Farmers miss deadline for planting as dry conditions persist
South Africa may need to import almost half of its domestic corn needs less than two years after being a net exporter as a drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon disrupts the main producing areas, according to the largest growers’ association.
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