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 parts.
The grain (threshed or un threshed) should be stored in a clean cool day facility free of rodents and storage pests. Occasionally it should be sun-dried in order to reduce the incidence of storage pests during storage.