Record-Low Zimbabwe Corn Crop to Press Drought-Hit S. Africa

  • Zimbabwe will probably need up to 2 million tons of imports
  • South Africa must supply Zimbabwe corn from its own imports

A girl inspects some of the few remaining maize cobs in the family's granary in Musana Bindura, Zimbabwe.

Photographer: Jekesai Njikiznan/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa, which is the continent’s biggest corn producer and is suffering the worst drought in memory, may need to help neighboring Zimbabwe with corn supplies as a drought cuts its harvest to the lowest since records started, a grain and oilseed farmers’ body said.

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