Black Sea blockade no threat to SA food security, say economists
Local farmers have produced plenty of maize and the country has imported enough wheat
South Africans farmers have produced excess maize and the country has imported enough wheat, meaning the country’s food security will not be affected by the Black Sea grain deal falling apart.
But economists have warned that prices of these commodities could rise in 2024. Rice prices could also rise because India has banned exports from this month to keep its local prices low. ..
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