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Fertiliser crisis, expect high food prices!

The price of ammonia is hovering at an all-time high, expect spiralling food prices.

Ammonia is used to make nitrogen fertiliser via a process that uses natural gas or coal, all of which is in tight supply.

Most of the food we eat got on our plates with the help of synthetic fertilisers.

We are not self-sufficient at all… Most of the ingredients are imported and mixed locally…

Farmers… are price takers…

From a food security point of view, we’re not at risk as such… but we can expect a drop in yield…

Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing – FNB Agribusiness


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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