South Africa Wheat Production To Decline 23 percent In 2017/18


South African wheat production for the 2017/18 season is expected to decline by 23 percent as compared to the previous season, mainly due to poor yields in the Western Cape and in some parts of the Free State province.

Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist and head of agribusiness at the Agricultural Business Chambe, said South Africa planted 491600 hectares of wheat in the 2017/18 season, which was less than the 508365ha planted a season ago.

The smaller area planted and the drought would result in less wheat being harvested during the current season.


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