The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries submitted a report to Parliament’s agriculture committee yesterday, in which they analysed the drought into numbers.
The Department of Agriculture warned on Tuesday that the poor will suffer the most, as South Africa’s maize crops are rapidly declining.
The latest report from the Food and Nutrition Security Update revealed that almost 29 million people in southern African countries are food insecure.
A Gauteng official on Saturday said the the South African government might offer more aid to farmers in Gauteng due to the drought that’s currently destroying pastures and primary maize crops in the region.
Daar word verwag dat die rooibosbedryf ook een van die landbou-industrieë is wat erg geaffekteer gaan word deur die huidige droogte.
A recent hailstorm in Hoedspruit caused serious damage to citrus and mango orchards. It’s expected that this will have serious effects on agriculture in the region.
Veterinêre kenners van oorsee is tans besig om navorsing te doen om vas te stel of vee wat per hoef ingevoer word na Suid-Afrika, ‘n risiko vir die land se dieregesondheidstatus inhou.
Kenners waarsku dat verbruikers nie goedkoper rooivleis moet verwag op winkelrakke nie. Dit kom nadat boere tans besig is om hul kuddes te verminder as gevolg van die droogte wat die land knel.
The country is facing the worst drought in 23 years, with serious water shortages cropping up in various provinces and questions being raised on the country’s food security status.
South Africa is still importing maize from other countries, while it still feels the effects of February’s drought.