South Africa’s 2023 maize harvest seen 6% higher than previous year
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The South African government's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) predicts that maize farmers will see a 6% increase in harvest for the 2022/2023 season compared to the previous year. The CEC's final summer crop forecast estimates the harvest to be 16.40 million tonnes, with 8.5 million tonnes of white maize for human consumption and 7.9 million tonnes of yellow maize for animal feed. This forecast remains unchanged from the previous estimate.
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South African farmers are expected to harvest 6% more maize in the 2022/2023 season compared with the previous season, the government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said on Tuesday. The CEC’s final summer crop forecast estimates the 2023 harvest at 16.40 million tonnes, up from the 15.47 million tonnes harvested the season before. The latest estimate is unchanged from the previous one published on Oct. 26. The harvest is expected to consist of 8.5 million tonnes of white maize, used ...