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South Africa: Why potatoes are so pricey right now

South African consumers are paying high prices for their potatoes, but the trend is not going to continue for long, according to some retailers and industry experts. South Africa recorded its highest price increase for potatoes last month, with a 10kg bag going up to R76.76 in Cape Town according to the latest information by Potatoes SA. The sharp hike come as the country grapples with rising food prices caused by the worst drought in a decade. “Growers with ‘reasonable’ yields will do well because of good prices,” Potatoes SA said. More

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