Potato prices skyrocket over the last four months

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The prices of potatoes – a staple food for many South African homes has skyrocketed over the last four months. The average market price for a 10 kilogram bag of potatoes has increased by a whopping 140 percent over the last four months. According to Potatoes South Africa, prices during mid-June this year was 46 percent higher than at the same period last year. What is the reason behind this eye-watering spike in prices for a staple food? To help us understand, we are joined by Potatoes SA’s, Dr Andre Jooste…


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