Botswana orders 1,000t of yellow maize from SA

The Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) has ordered 1,000 tonnes of yellow maize from South Africa, adding to the 10,000 tonnes of white maize it expects to take hold of soon, Mmegi has learnt.

Yellow maize in Botswana is primarily used in the animal feed industry.

BAMB spokesperson, Kushata Modiakgotla said at present, the country’s strategic grain reserves had 30,000 tonnes of sorghum and 3,000 tonnes of cowpeas left, but no maize.

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