Sharp fall in Southern African maize production expected

A maize farmer and her child in Lesotho. FAO@PHOTO

The price of food in Southern Africa could increase following a 26 per cent fall in maize production across the region, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The UN agency says a lack of maize would necessitate importing grains, a move which could adversely impact recent food security gains.

Jonathan Pound is an economist with FAO in Rome.

Sandra Ferrari asked him what has caused the lower production levels.

Duration: 1'48"

 

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