Maize farmers in large parts of summer grain areas need urgent rainfall to start planting maize.
As climate change brings more frequent and harsh droughts, maize is becoming harder to grow in many parts of Zimbabwe – but it is still what people want to eat and many farmers want to plant, which makes shifting away from it a challenge.
The sharp rise in the fuel price that will come into effect at midnight on Tuesday will have a negative impact on the agricultural sector.
North West farmers have produced more than 16 000 tons of maize this year.
South Africa’s maize output is expected to rise slightly in 2018 than previously estimated on the back of late harvests from the central and western parts of the maize belt…