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March 25th, 2016 / Mail & Guardian, Kenya

thumb.aspxTHE corn that is a food staple for much of southern Africa is now so expensive it has become a luxury many can’t afford, after the worst drought in three decades damaged crops from Ethiopia to South Africa. And it is a situation that has many of the elements that underpin the African economy—dependence on agriculture, trade barriers, declining commodity prices, currency weaknesses, conflict and even the opposition to genetically modified foods. Read more