Namibia: Food Prices to Escalate, As Maize Shortage Looms

all Africa (May 6, 2015) Southern African households should brace for sharp increases in food prices because of the low maize harvest in drought-stricken southern Africa. Namibian households can, however, take some solace in the price drop in wheat-based food items such as pasta products and wheat flour, which come into effect next week because of buoyant wheat harvest thanks to fairly good weather in global wheat producing countries, according to Namib Mills yesterday.