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Libyan Newswire

GIEWS update: Southern Africa: Maize production in 2015 expected to drop sharply

 Maize production in 2015 expected to decline significantly from the bumper output of 2014

 Consequently, the subregional maize import requirements are forecast to increase sharply in 2015/16

 Maize prices increased in South Africa, the major subregional exporter, by nearly 30 percent since the beginning of the year

 Food security improved significantly in 2014/15 following last year’s bumper crop; however, current production prospects raise concern

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