sorghum

New multipurpose sorghum variety captures attention in Burkina Faso

Download article as PDF A new variety of sorghum that delivers high yields of grain and stover is gaining popularity in Burkina Faso, a region where livestock feed remains a challenge. The ICRISAT-developed variety, Soubatimi, can be grown in the rainy and post-rainy seasons, benefiting farmers and livestock owners alike. Mr Leon Badiara, from the Ministry...

Rescuing Africa’s staple orphan crops-sorghum, millet, cowpea, cassava and sweat potato-with biotechnology could help feed millions of people

Download article as PDF The year is 2100 and Africa is home to the world’s largest population ofyoung people, with its current leader – Nigeria – having close to a billion people in a territory smaller than the State of Alaska. Although it’s projected that some of the countries behind this phenomenal growth will be among the fastest-growing economies globally,...

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