Entries by Lucius Phaleng

Commentary: What is the status quo of maize in South Africa? Is maize supply adequate during the COVID-19 period?

By Fezeka Matebeni There is no doubt that the coronavirus (COVID-19) raised concerns of increasing uncertainty about the long-term implications for production and consumption in food value chains. Planting and harvesting conditions in 2019 were optimal which helped the maize and wheat to register higher crop as compared to previous season in South Africa. According […]

Commentary: Global and domestic wheat supply during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Thabile Nkunjana The past few months have been nothing but problematic for global leaders, food producers, suppliers and everyone else due to COVID-19. Global food supplies have seen a sharp increase in demand for key cereal commodities, especially for rice and wheat at the beginning of April 2020 (IGC, 2020), subsequently affecting domestic markets. […]