South africa to harvest the highest maize crop in 40 years.


South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country’s staple food.

According to government figures farmers are set to produce over 15 million tonnes which means the country will have a 50% surplus for the year.
The bumper harvest is a result of good rains in January and February.
Meanwhile agricultural economists said the extra produce is expected to help to push food prices down in the country.