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South Africa’s crop yield is reduced by 10% from last year

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Nonhlanhla P Dube

South African farmers are predicted to harvest 9.8 % less maize in 2021/2022 than the previous season, according to the government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) on Wednesday.

According to the CEC’s most recent summer crop forecast, the 2022 harvest will be 14.713 million tonnes, down from 16.315 million tonnes gathered last season.

The harvest will consist of 7.470 million tonnes of white maize for human consumption and 7.243 million tonnes of yellow maize for animal feed.

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Nonhlanhla P Dube

Nonhlanhla P Dube is a senior news reporter at Rateweb. Nonhlanhla is a student of International Relations at the University of South Africa. She reports primarily on personal finance and economics. You can contact her directly by email at nonhlanhla@rateweb.co.za

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