USDA reduces United States’ corn and soybean production forecasts to five-year low

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a recent report placed the projected production of corn in the Unites States at 13.779 billion bushels, down by 19.816 million bushels from the September forecast. In […]

Zambeef harvests 6,000 metric tonnes of winter maize in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Zambeef, Zambia’s leading agribusiness company realized 6,000 metric tonnes of Winter maize, harvested in Sinazongwe district South of Zambia, aimed at easing the shortage of maize and maize mealie in the country caused […]

Zambia forecast 16% decline in corn production to 2m tonnes

ZAMBIA – The Zambian government projects a 16% decline of corn in the 2019/20 production year to 2 million tonnes, due to drought that impacted the southern parts of the country Zambia in 2018/19 produced […]

Zimbabwe’s maize output to sink 54% as adverse weather impacts on production

ZIMBABWE- A crop and livestock assessment carried out in Zimbabwe projects that the country’s maize production for the 2018-2019 summer cropping season is expected to decline 54% to 776 635 tonnes of maize. This is […]

International Grain Council projects 14% decline in SA maize production

SOUTH AFRICA – The International Grains Council, an intergovernmental organization with focus on grains, has projected a 14% decline in South Africa’s maize production to 10.7million tons during the current season. Paul Makube, a senior […]

Nigeria set to be leading maize producer in Africa, says Agbiz

NIGERIA – Nigeria is poised to become the leading maize producer in Africa, surpassing the largest maize producer, South Africa during the 22018/2019 production season. This is according to Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist at […]