News

30
May

Kenyan Women Farmers Find Food Security by Growing Sorghum for a Brewery

A self-help group of women farmers is defying the effects of climate change and making a steady income by growing drought-resistant sorghum on contract for a national brewery. Read more >>  

20
May

The Secret of Successful Collaboration

Working together toward a common goal allows companies and organizations to share technical expertise and resources, and ultimately, reach that goal faster. But these partnerships and alliances aren’t without their challenges. Experts from around the world spotlight tips for a successful collaboration. There are many paths to success. For some, an important step in the journey is finding the right

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8
May

Sorghum Farmers in Sierra Leone Frown At Finance Act 2017

Farmers are appealing to President Koroma not to give his assent to the Bill on the grounds that it will reverse the gains already made by the Agenda for Prosperity. The Sorghum Farmers Chairman furthered that, with the passage of the Local Content Policy, the country saw a dramatic change in terms of increased employment opportunities, empowering local farmers who

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14
Apr

Caritas Zimbabwe encourages sorghum plantings

  Seed houses should produce more small grains like sorghum to support farmers in droughtprone areas of Zimbabwe to assist in food production. Read more >>  

11
Apr

Farmers in Kenya reap big after planting drought-tolerant crops

  For many years, farmers in Makueni county have stuck to growing maize, but this has not yielded much, leaving them to rely on relief food when the crop failed and during droughts like the current one. But now an initiative from the Anglican Development Services-Eastern and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa is encouraging farmers to diversify

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24
Mar

Everything you need to know about Africa’s beer culture

    According to the Western paradigm, the basic building blocks of beer are universal: water, hops, malted barley, yeast. But over in Africa, it’s a different world. Beer is made from sorghum and maize, flavored with cassava root, hibiscus, and banana. Read more >>  

19
Mar

Nutritionally Enhanced Sorghum for the Arid and Semi-Arid Tropical Areas of Africa

More than 300 million people in arid and semi­-arid regions of Africa rely on sorghum as their primary source of food. The grain is one of the few crops that grow well in arid climates, but it is deficient in most essential nutrients and is difficult to digest. Read more >>  

25
Feb

Research into grain sorghum for Africa

  ONE OF the world’s largest independent agri-research institutes, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has been given a three-year, $6.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate the development and use of advanced sorghum phenotyping and breeding technologies to produce improved varieties for sub-Saharan farmers. Read more >>  

8
Feb

Sorghum crops in Lower Eastern Kenya defy drought

  Most parts of Kenya may be groaning under the weight of a major drought but some farmers in Lower Eastern are expecting bumper harvests.   Read more >>  

4
Feb

Vacancy: Working with sorghum in Africa

  Vacancy: General Manager – Commercial Operations Africa Sorghum Solutions Africa(SSA) is focused on providing high quality sorghum seed to growers throughout Africa. For it’s commercial activities SSA is now seeking a hands-on Manager who will lead the next phase of the company’s growth. Read more>>