'Farmers are not making enough money because they are selling their harvests for a low cost, and it costs a lot more to grow the crops.'
Not only do genetically modified crops withstand some pests, they also boost productivity.
Armyworm in certain provinces remains a key risk that could change this optimistic view. However, the country is well positioned to control this pest.
If not effectively controlled, the spread of this agricultural pest into South Africa could jeopardise maize supply for the entire SADC region.