Turning millet into snacks spices up traders’ revenues

Turning millet into snacks spices up traders’ revenues

Elizaphan Gichangi was a trader in different varieties of cereals at his shop in Embu town. His stock included millets, rice and beans. From a kilo of pearl millet which Mr Gichangi buys at Sh70 a kilo, he churns out more than 144 small snacks in form of bars which he...
Sorghum to answer feeds supply needs

Sorghum to answer feeds supply needs

July 1, 2019 Philippines looks at Sorghum to meet the demand for feed. This press release covers the efforts taken up by the Department of Agriculture to boost sorghum production in the country. BUTUAN CITY, July 1 — As the country’s livestock industry...
Sorghum farmers expect bountiful harvest

Sorghum farmers expect bountiful harvest

30th Jun 2019 White sorghum variety used for beer production showed promising yields for Kenyan farmers despite the delay in rainfall – reports Standard Digital Farmers who took a leap of faith and defied poor rain forecasts to plant sorghum in Nyanza and Busia...
Urban middle class may offer lifeline to rural Africa

Urban middle class may offer lifeline to rural Africa

14th May 2019 Brits in Kenya The rise of an urban middle class across much of Africa is stoking demand for food that could curb hunger and cut poverty in rural outposts, a U.S.-based think tank said on Wednesday. The International Food Policy Research Institute...
Chapatis of Pearl Millet For A Changing Climate

Chapatis of Pearl Millet For A Changing Climate

Crop Wild Relatives The people of rural India love their bajra chapatis. These flatbreads made of pearl millet flour are a highly nutritious staple in the diet of millions of Indians. And farmers love pearl millet because it will grow where other crops just do not...
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