Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Lesotho
Commodity Group
Grains
Commodity
Maize
Date
24/05/2016
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Food
Description
Announced it will subsidize consumer prices of maize meal, beans and pulses, so as to cut consumer retail prices by 30 percent for one year, starting from 1 June 2016. The government has allocated over 1 million rand (USD 70 747) for the subsidies, with the aim of easing access to basic food commodities.