Botswana seeks Brazil, Australia grain as El Nino withers crops

Botswana seeks Brazil, Australia grain as El Nino withers crops
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(Bloomberg) -- Botswana is taking the unprecedented step of seeking grain imports from Australia and Brazil after the El Nino weather phenomenon caused the worst drought in 40 years. With the drought having devastated the crop in Botswana and its southern African neighbours, the Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board said the state grain security agency, which is responsible for maintaining strategic reserves, was turning to seaborne trade for both corn and sorghum. Imports secured from neighbouring Zimbabwe and South Africa were deeme...

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