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High prices for grain this summer have prompted fears of a fresh food crisis, but the conditions do not appear right for a repeat of 2008

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Maize surpluses are exerting pressure through the value chain as farmers fall victim to diminished prices and states come under strain to reconcile affordability with sustainability

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Africa’s increasingly vibrant economies and stronger ties with other developing regions are increasing demand for trade finance in the region

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