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effects of South African maize policies on the production of maize in Swaziland

P. Grew

effects of South African maize policies on the production of maize in Swaziland

by P. Grew

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Published by Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town in [Cape Town] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Swaziland,
  • South Africa,
  • Swaziland.,
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Corn industry -- Swaziland.,
    • Corn industry -- South Africa.,
    • Swaziland -- Commerce -- South Africa.,
    • South Africa -- Commerce -- Swaziland.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby P. Grew.
      SeriesMBA research paper
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9049.C8 S783
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. (249 leaves) :
      Number of Pages249
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3892143M
      LC Control Number81453744

        SA maize production Figures vary from season to season, but generally about eight million tons of maize grain are produced annually in South Africa on 3,1 million hectares. Half of this consists of white maize for human food consumption. Maize requires between mm and mm of water per season, mainly acquired from soil moisture reserves.   Though, the CBN noted that the ban was necessitated to protect local production of maize, stimulate rapid economic recovery, safeguard rural .

        The concentration of production in and imports from South Africa means the effects in domestic market are transmitted throughout the region. With South Africa’s maize production . In /37 production season, South African farmers planted million hectares of commercial maize, which is 8% below the area planted in /18 production season.

        Clearly, South Africa is the regions largest producer of maize, producing 43 % of the total maize produced in the SADC region in This is not only due to the fact that it plants the largest area to maize, but also because South Africa’s average yield .   One interesting remark from someone on Twitter following my blogpost about South Africa’s sorghum production was that the crop is of African origin, but is now being displaced by other crops such as maize, which originated elsewhere. While this is factual, maize also has a long and rich history on the African continent that dates back to the 16 th century which I will share with you.


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Effects of South African maize policies on the production of maize in Swaziland by P. Grew Download PDF EPUB FB2

Erratic rainfall in Swaziland resulted into decreased maize production in to [15] and corn and soya bean yield reduced in the USA [11]. Approximately 8,0 million tons of maize grain are produced in South Africa annually on approximately 3,1 million ha of land.

Half of the production consists of white maize, for human food consumption. Maize needs to mm of water per season, which is mainly acquired from the soil moisture reserves. Ab0 kg of grain are produced forFile Size: 1MB.

Overall, South African maize production underwent some extraordinary changes over the past century. InSouth Africa produced tonnes of maize. By that had grown to million tonnes, increasing to million tonnes in /18 production season.

The Programme Director of the Lagos Business School Agribusiness programme, Dr Ikechukwu Kelikume, has said that the recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria banning the importation of.

The recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) banning the importation of maize, has been described as ill-timed, with potentially negative consequences for Nigeria's poultry sector. South Africa is the largest and most active producer of maize in southern Africa.

The country accounted for 42% of Africa’s maize trade, with 69% in the form of imports, in South Africa’s maize production slumped by 30% this year, and as a result, the country importedmetric ton of maize from outside the African continent.

In addition, South Africa’s lowered maize yields will not only affect domestic maize consumers; many neighboring maize-deficit countries, including Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, and southern Mozambique typically depend on South African maize exports.

Maize-producing areas of South Africa 24 Figure Maize utilization in South Africa (//9) 27 Figure Average temperature patterns for South Africa () 35 Figure Annual solar radiation for South Africa 36 Figure Average rainfall patterns for South Africa () Maize is produced throughout South Africa with Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces being the largest producers, accounting for approximately 84% of total production.

Maize is produced mostly on dry land although there is less than 10% that is produced under irrigation. South Africa is divided into 36 grain production regions. South Africa has issued a preliminary forecast of maize production for the coming harvest of million tonnes, a drop of 25% from the already poor production levels of last season and 36% below the five-year average.

For more detailed information, see the South African Grain Information Service website. 1. Introduction. Nearly half of the world's population ( billion people) lives on less than $2 per day (World Bank, ).Already, million people are malnourished and food production has to double in the next 35 years to meet future needs (Watson, ).These advances have to be achieved in the face of climate change, the recent consensus being that it will affect our lives in many ways.

Genetic resources of maize in Africa. In Proceedings of a workshop jointly organized by the Association for the Advancement of Agricu1tur~1 Sciences in Africa and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. held at IITA January, 6.

Sanders, A.R. Maize in South Africa. South Africa Central News Agency Limited. InSouth African maize exports declined by 56% as a result of the drought. The / maize production was down by 30% from the previous season, at 9,9 million tons.

Given the annual average consumption of 10,5 million tons, imports were required to offset the domestic shortfall. Maize imports are forecast at about tonnes, almost entirely sourced from neighbouring South Africa.

Imports of rice and wheat are expected at near‑average levels, forecast to reach about 40 tonnes and 50 tonnes, respectively. Prices of maize meal stable or decreased in earlybut remained high on yearly basis. The production of maize in South Africa is concentrated in the North West, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

The mostly rain-fed grain cropping area is divided into four major maize production regions according to climatological characteristics.

They are as follows. maize production, and to understand the impact of policy changes on these factors and vis-à-vis the welfare of smallholders. at Charles Sturt University on Novem Maize production in the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West since / (Graphs 9, 11 and 13) 6 • The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) for providing research based market analysis.

South African Maize Crop Quality Report / Season 3 0 1 2   On 30 MaySouth Africa’s yellow and white maize prices were up by 11% and 10% from 30 Apriltrading at R2, per tonne and R2, per tonne, respectively. Maize seed production in selected countries in West Africa, – 5 2.

Hybrid seed production in Nigeria And Ghana, – 6 3. OPV maize seed production In selected countries in West Africa, – 6 4. OPV sales in the study countries, – 8 5. Hybrid sales in the study countries, – 9 6.

A large swing from exports of maize from South Africa to imports into the country will have an impact on the rand, Schüssler explains. Higher imports will widen the country’s already large current-account deficit, which is the difference between the export earnings of goods and services and the import payments for goods and services.

The estimated volume of agricultural production in /17 was 7,7% more than in / The field crop production volume increased by 50,8%, mainly as a result of increases in the production of summer crops (maize and sorghum), winter crops (wheat, barley.

Resulting price hikes struck maize-reliant livestock producers, inflating dairy and meat prices for consumers across Africa. Cultivating more land accounts for part of the jump in production. Ahead of the season, some m hectares of maize was planted in South Africa alone, a 37 percent increase on the previous year.Production of staple food occupies an important part in Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural production.

Maize crop in particular is the most important staple food in this area. The article mainly examines households’ socio-economic characteristics affecting maize production in Rukwa in the context of the.