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abstract

  • Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is cultivated in the drier areas of Africa, Asia, theAmericas and Australia. It is the fifth most important cereal after rice, wheat, maize andbarley, and is the dietary staple of more than 500 million people in more than 30 countries(Ashok Kumar et al. 2011). It is grown on 42 million hectares in 98 countries of Africa, Asia,Oceania and the Americas (Table 2.19.1). Nigeria, India, the USA, Mexico, Sudan, China andArgentina are the major producers. Other sorghum-producing countries include Burkina Faso,Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Somalia,Tanzania and Yemen

publication date

  • 2012