Agriculture

Drought politics in southern Africa

Drought politics in southern Africa

Why is it that droughts always seem to surprise, despite the warnings? The current El Niño drought is no exception, and the patterns of response (and lack of response) are remarkably familiar when looking back at the 1991-92 El Niño drought. There is a scary sense of déjà vu 25 […]

Zambia suspends maize exports to Zim

Zambia suspends maize exports to Zim

ZAMBIA suspended maize exports to Zimbabwe last week to help build reserves in light of a looming El Nino-induced drought, local grain importers confirmed last Friday. The suspension has affected local grain importers who are now battling to bring in about 70 000 tonnes of maize worth $24 million which […]