Opinions on key market and socio-economic matters facing the agricultural sector in Africa and the world.
South Africa is facing a unique season, in which a severe drought, high fuel prices, a weak Rand all simultaneously conspired to brew a perfect storm that has led to exceptionally high food prices.
For us to overcome this self-inflicted failure, there must be positive feedback between the media and the actions of parties involved.
With La Niña, one can expect rainfall to normalize throughout the country and it could even exceed the historical averages from the latter months of 2016.
Paradoxical as it may sound, the cure for higher food prices is more often than not higher food prices.