Business Insider SA [news]: Potato prices are up sharply, but they could stabilise – if the weather holds

“The current price surge is due to weaker potato harvests, particularly in the east and west Free State as well as some parts of the Northern Cape, all of which are the major sources of potatoes at this time of year, Willie Jacobs, CEO of Potatoes SA, told Business Insider South Africa. A combination of factors, including heavy rains at the start of the year (during their critical planting season), also contributed to lower yields.”

Ntando Thukwana, Business Insider South Africa

For more information on the article by Ntando Thukwana as published on Business Insider South Africa on 22 June 2021, click here.

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