Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

SORGhUM has a lot going for it. It’s climate-smart, highly nutritious and we already know how to grow it. If we put the right amount of money and thought behind it, it could also help solve our unemployment woes. The end of 2017 was characterised by a series of...
How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

New study finds drought-resistant native plant can irrigate food crops The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Growing these shrubs...
Sorghum – a new hope in dry times

Sorghum – a new hope in dry times

While droughts devastate maize yields in parts of Kenya, IFAD supports farmers to grow more resilient crops, such as short-stemmed sorghum. In Kenya, 2.6 million people have found themselves short of food due to consecutive failed rains and a severe drought predicted...
The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

What grain can grow in spite of enduring some of the harshest arid conditions? That’s the mighty millet! Just like me, millet is originally from Africa purportedly from Ethiopia. Millet can be found eaten by many people from Kenya, Uganda to Nigeria. Millet is a food...
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