The government has issued a warning that there could be shortage of maize this year. It is caused by early rains followed by a dry period prior to the normal rains. The maize crops were young and many didn’t survive the dry spell. We will be kept informed if any believers run short of food in the early part of next year. That is when stocks are most likely to run out. The elderly are most vulnerable since they have small fields and a small loss can mean they run short of food before the next harvest.