A decent maize crop for SA in 2022/23 season

A decent maize crop for SA in 2022/23 season

The USDA forecasts South Africa’s commercial maize plantings at 2,60 million hectares in the 2022/23 season, broadly aligned with the CEC, whose data points to a possible area of 2,59 million hectares. This area is slightly below the 2021/22 season of 2,62 million hectares. Still, it is well above the long-term average.

South Africa’s food security conditions

South Africa’s food security conditions

One of the measures that some often use to evaluate the food security condition of each country relative to the world is The Economist’s Global Food Security Index. This latest Index ranks South Africa at 59 out of 113 countries, an improvement from the 70th position in 2021. This places South Africa as the most food secure in the African continent.

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