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28 January 2013
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Southern Africa market review and 2013 crop prospects
 
 Maize prices in Zambia rose sharply at the end of 2012, while similarly rapid increases have been recorded in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and some markets of Zimbabwe

 Overall, crop conditions for the 2012/13 agricultural season remain generally favourable, despite the late onset of seasonal rains in parts and an outbreak of armyworms that threatens production in some areas





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