Africa's second-most-populous nation is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years. Some hungry farmers ate the seed
It’s been 100 years since S. African fields were this dry, 50 for Ethiopia— maize becomes a luxury, and a window into Africa's economy>
The paradox is that the rest of the world is enjoying a glut, and some of the lowest food and transport prices yet.
In the past made bread so cheap that some people fed it to livestock. Then grain - and therefore bread - prices shot up and you had the Arab Spring.