Sorghum and pearl millet production in southern Africa uri icon


  • Sorghum and pearl millet are SADC's second and thirdmost important cereal grains in terms of production area.Farmers in southern Africa annually sow over 1.9 millionha of sorghum and 0.9 million ha of pearl millet (Table 1).This compares with an aggregate production area of 12million ha of maize. The area sown to sorghum and pearlmillet in SADC has generally been increasing with thegrowth of smallholder farming populations

publication date

  • 2000