South Africa

GIEWS Country Brief: South Africa 15-May-2014

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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is well underway and production is estimated at a bumper level of 13.6 million tonnes

  • Improved outlook for the 2014/15 marketing year (May/April), following a tight supply situation last year

  • Maize prices, after record highs in March 2014, plummeted in April, reflecting improved production prospects