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May 26th, 2016 / BizCommunity

thumb.aspxBelow average rainfall experienced for the last four years, with 2015 being one of the driest years in South African history, had a devastating effect on the North West and the Free State provinces in particular. These provinces are heavily dependent on the agricultural industry and are the major producers of white maize in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo were also affected by the drought, bringing the total maize production down by about 30% from 2014 to 2015. Read more