Performance of the sorghum variety Macia in multiple environments in Tanzania uri icon


  • Sorghum is grown in six out of seven zones in Tanzania. Itis produced mainly for home consumption and is a key factor in household food security, particularly in marginal areas with low rainfall and poor soil fertility. Collaboration between the SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP) and the National Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (NSMIP) was initiated in the early 1980s and has been instrumental in the development, selection, and release of improved varieties. This article summarizes information about the development and testing of the recently released sorghum variety Macia (SDS 3220), including comparisons with two released varieties, Pato (SDS 2293-6) and Tegemeo (2KX 17/B/l); and an improved, Zimbabwe release SV 1

publication date

  • 2000