Feb 7, 2016

Drought in South Africa pushes potato prices to the highest level ever

South Africa
by
Potato Pro
As the extreme drought and high temperatures push the potato stock in South Africa down, prices rise to the highest level ever. Image: Potatoes South Africa
As the extreme drought and high temperatures push the potato stock in South Africa down, prices rise to the highest level ever. Image: Potatoes South Africa

South Africa remains in the grip of its worst drought in decades. The South African Weather Service announced that 2015 was the driest year on record and it shows no sign of abating. Those records date back to 1904. 

The hot and dry conditions are expected to continue for at least another month before autumn cooling can be expected to offer some relief.