Making markets work for smallholder farmers uri icon

abstract

  • Sorghum and pearl millet are generally grown by resource poor farmers (owning less than 2 ha land) in semi-arid and marginal environments. Sorghum grain generally used as food, is also used as poultry and livestock feed, and for manufacturing alchohol and starch. In recent years, demand for non-food uses of sorghum is growing, the main constraint to industry being the lack of availability of sorghum in bulk quantities and assured supplies. The

publication date

  • 2007