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13 August 2012

Rising Food Prices Poses a Serious Problem for the Poor

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Rising food prices, particularly of maize and wheat, which are the staple diet of the poor in South Africa, have posed serious problems for the urban and rural poor.

Based on recent information from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO 2009), supported by independent sources (Heady & Fan 2008), food prices will continue to increase steadily over the next decade.

Reference:  SABC News

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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