4 African countries on top 10 list of Sorghum Producers
Sorghum is a highly reliable crop that grows well in hot, dry environments. It is “climate change-ready”, and provides food security and income for millions of poor farmers living in such locations. Over half a billion people rely on sorghum as a dietary mainstay and, given its diversity of uses, as an important source of income. The grain is
Sorghum is the third most important cereal crop grown in Uganda after maize and finger millet. It is widely grown in the north and east. It particularly does well in drought-prone Karamoja, where it occupies more than 80 per cent of the total crop hectarage. Sorghum is also grown in areas such as the Kigezi region, and on small scale in other
“The Real Potential of Sorghum in Europe” was the subject for the first – and successful – European Sorghum Congress* held in Bucharest on 3 and 4 November, 2016. Read more >>
Read all about Sorghum in Africa on page 126 in the latest issue of Seed Today. Click on picture to read digital copy of Seed Today.
Sorghum is an important part of the traditional diet in many parts of the world, including the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. Already arid, few places in the world are more susceptible to climate change than the Sahel. Sorghum is sometimes called “the Camel of Cereals” because it can thrive in these harsh conditions. Read more >>
Sorghum is Africa’s second most important cereal because it is the primary source of daily calories for 300 million sub-Saharan Africans. For Kenyan farmers, sorghum is also one of the few crops that grows well under local conditions because it is naturally drought- and heat-tolerant. Given its importance as a staple crop and ease of farming, plant scientists are now
East African Maltings Ltd (EAML), a subsidiary of beer-maker East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), has partnered with Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme (KCEP) to boost sorghum and millet farmers. The initiative would reach more than 12,000 smallholder farmers for the supply of the cereals essential in the production of low low cost brews. Read more >>