South Africa: Alarm raised over decline in maize crop

Mail and Guardian: The production of maize, a staple for millions of South Africans, is predicted to plummet by 35% in Southern Africa by 2030 if climate change continues unabated, a report published this week by Oxfam warns. The report, "Growing a Better Future - Food Justice in a Resource-Constrained World", also warns that the price of maize exports is likely to increase by 180% in the same period, exacerbating hunger and malnutrition. "Higher prices will translate into a depressed demand for food in the [sub-Saharan]......

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