Drought-Tolerant Crops for Southern Africa Proceedings of the SADC/ICRISAT Regional Sorghum and Pearl Millet Workshop, 25 - 29 Jul 1994, Gaborone, Botswana uri icon

abstract

  • Small-scale farmers in southern Africa have traditionally relied on sorghum and millet to feedtheir families. Seventy-five delegates from 17 countries participated in the SADC/ICRISATRegional Sorghum and Pearl M i l l e t Workshop held at Gaborone, Botswana, 25-29 Jul 1994, todiscuss ways of improving sustainable food production in semi-arid areas. Recent research onsorghum and pearl millet was reviewed through presentations that discussed the role of threebroad disciplines?genetic enhancement, crop protection, and technology transfer?in increasingfood security at household level. Priority areas include enhancement of seed production,strategies of crop protection, reliable on-farm trials to identify promising varieties, and moreeffective technology transfer

publication date

  • 1996