Prospects for a Pearl Millet and Sorghum Food Processing Industry in West Africa Semi-Arid Tropics uri icon


  • The necessary conditions for the growth of a coarse grain processing industry in West Africa are discussed and significant research themes that need to be investigated are highlighted. Sections cover: raw material supply (definition of production zones, climate, soils, farming systems; coarse grain production, acreage and yields; the competitive position of sorghum and pearl millet); finished product demand (current utilization and consumption); and market organization (dependence on imports, marketing channels, prices, and processing constraints

publication date

  • 1999