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Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa

Regional Workshop on Sorghum and Millet Improvement in Eastern Africa (4th 1985 Soroti, Uganda)

Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa

proceedings of the Fourth Regional Workshop on Sorghum and Millet Improvement in Eastern Africa, 22-26 July 1985, Soroti, Uganda

by Regional Workshop on Sorghum and Millet Improvement in Eastern Africa (4th 1985 Soroti, Uganda)

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Published by The Program in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

  • Africa, Eastern
    • Subjects:
    • Sorghum -- Africa, Eastern -- Congresses,
    • Millets -- Africa, Eastern -- Congresses,
    • Sorghum -- Africa, Eastern -- Breeding -- Congresses,
    • Millets -- Breeding -- Africa, Eastern -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statementsponsored and organized by Uganda Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization (UAFRO), SAFGRAD/ICRISAT Eastern Africa Regional Program, Kenya.
      ContributionsUganda Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization., SAFGRAD/ICRISAT Eastern Africa Regional Program.
      LC ClassificationsSB191.S7 R44 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 396 p. :
      Number of Pages396
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2181628M
      LC Control Number88980096

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Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa by Regional Workshop on Sorghum and Millet Improvement in Eastern Africa (4th 1985 Soroti, Uganda) Download PDF EPUB FB2

To include sorghum in a book on "lost" crops, on the face of it, seems like a gross mistake. After all, the plant is Africa's contribution to the world's top crops. 1 Indeed, it belongs to the elite handful of plants that collectively provide more than 85 percent of all human energy.

Globally, it produces approximately 70 million metric tons of grain from about 50 million hectares of land. Sorghum cultivation and improvement in West and Central Africa 19 se, with attention to actor relationships, communication flows and opportunities for collaboration.

Eastern and Southern Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa book. Sorghum improvement research in eastern Africa began with the collection and screening of local germplasm in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (–50) (Obilana, ).

Useful local selections were identified; the popular ones are Dobbs (from western Kenya) and L 28 (from Uganda) (Doggett, ). With sorghum Author: P S Reddy, B V S Reddy.

Sorghum yields in Eastern and Southern Africa are affected by both biotic and abiotic constraints. Improved crop management and new varieties with increased resistance to pests and diseases can significantly increase crop yields. Overview: Importance of sorghum in Africa.

erratic but high rainfalls especially in the eastern part of Africa Conference on the Genetic Improvement of Sorghum and Pearl Millet,’ Lubbock. Value Chains for Sorghum and Millets in Eastern and Southern Africa: Priorities for the CGIAR research program for Dryland Cereals ICRISAT - Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series 4 1.

The highest-priority value chain for millets is the value chain for millet flour, targeted at urban Size: 2MB. Sorghum and millet growing together in a field in the Northern Province of South Africa. Courtesy of Beryl Fabian, CSIR, South Africa. Reproduced from Fermenting Foods: Beverages from Sorghum and Millet, Encyclopaedia of Food Microbiology, Robinson RK, Batt CA.

The main focus of this thorough new book is the potential for crop improvement through new and traditional methods, with the book’s main chapters covering the following crops: sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, foxtail milet, proso millet, little millet, barnyard millet, kodo millet, tef and fonio.

Partnerships for Progress: The SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program A. INTRODUCTION Large parts of the Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa book African Development Community (SADC) are semi-arid, with erratic rainfall and nutrient-poor soils.

While maize is the major cereal crop in the region as a whole, sorghum and pearl. Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP), Matopos Research Station, PO BoxBulawayo, Zimbabwe) Abstract A review of regional production and trade data for sorghum and pearl millet in southern Africa reveals that while these crops remain important in the production system, they are being slowly Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa book by maize and.

Sorghum is the second most important cereal after maize with 22% of total cereal area. Pearl millet is a climate hardy crop which is grown in harsh conditions, but as a subsistence crop.

Harvested Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa book an area of 20 m ha in the semi-arid regions of Africa pearl millet contributes)File Size: 1MB.

Delivering New Sorghum and Finger Millet Innovations for Food Security and Improving Livelihoods in Eastern Africa November International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Masresha Fetene, Patrick Okori, Samuel Gudu, Emmarold E Mneney, Kassahun Tesfaye.

Sorghum and millet are major traditional cereal crops in southern Africa for food security in marginal areas. They are largely grown by smallholder farmers. Most national agricultural research systems (NARS) in the region have developed sorghum and millet Author: Medson Chisi.

Farmers in Tanzania talk about the benefits of sorghum and finger millet farming using improved varieties. This a story produced by NTV Kenya. Sorghum is a hyponym Sorghum and millet improvement in eastern Africa book millet.

As nouns the difference between sorghum and millet is that sorghum is a cereal, (taxlink) or (taxlink), the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed while millet is any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food or millet can be (historical) a semi-autonomous confessional community under the ottoman empire, especially a non.

Maize, sorghum production to decline in Eastern Africa East Africa Cross border Trade report issued by Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) that was made available to The Guardian indicated that maize prices in USD are expected to be higher than and.

Sorghum & Millet offer potential to address for food security and improve livelihoods in marginal areas in Eastern Africa.

They form part of the diets and traditions in all countries in the region but biotic and abiotic constraints (e.g. high temperatures, erratic rainfall) and poor inputs limit productivity.

Sorghum Improvement A B Obilana (SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP), Matopos Research Station, PO Box ,Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) Abstract Sorghum improvement in the SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP) has used a regional, collaborative, multidisciplinary approach since its inception.

—buckwheat, sorghum, and teff— goes far beyond their gluten-free credentials Story and photos by Anna Mindess. T he enticing aromas of warm honey, cinnamon, and butter waft through Emeryville’s Bacano Bakery one early morning as workers carefully remove hot pans of banana muffins and pinwheel Danish from the oven.

Delivering new sorghum and millet innovations for food security and improvement of livelihoods in Eastern Africa Donor Organization: ILRI: Bio-Innovate Program Grant Period: - The objective of the project is to generate, collate and deliver sorghum and finger millet technologies that minimize the effects of climateFile Size: KB.

Sorghum and millet are very important agronomic crops in many parts of the world, specifically in the semi-arid regions in warm areas.

The crops are of great significance in supplying food and feed in the developing areas of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Improvement of the Protein Quality of Sorghum and its Introduction into Staple Food Products for Southern and Eastern Africa (PS Belton) DISCUSSION 1.

We work for the end-users: Do people know about the textbook in West Sorghum and Millet Breeding in File Size: KB. Sorghum is the 5th most widely grown crop in the world. The largest area of sorghum production is in India, followed by Nigeria, Sudan and Niger.

Fifty three percent of the world’s production area is located in sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa sorghum covers the 2nd largest area after maize. GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF SORGHUM AND MILLETS P.V. Vara Prasad and Scott A. Staggenborg Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KSUSA Keywords: Barnyard millet, crop management, drought stress, finger millet, foxtail millet, genetic resources, growth and development, kodo millet, proso millet, sorghum.

Contents Size: KB. OVERVIEW: IMPORTANCE OF SORGHUM IN AFRICA J R N Taylor Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria, PretoriaSouth Africa, E-mail: [email protected] In terms of tonnage, sorghum is Africa’s second most important cereal.

The continent produces about 20 million tonnes of sorghum per annum, about one-third of the world Size: KB. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research in Sorghum and Millet is a consortium of cutting-edge research aimed at improving the adaptation and resilience of sorghum and pearl millet to the semi-arid climates of East and West Africa.

Sorghum [Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench] is an indigenous crop to Africa, and though commercial needs and uses may change over time, sorghum will remain a basic staple food for many rural communities. The latter is especially true in the more drought prone areas of South Africa where this hardy crop provides better household food security than Size: KB.

The guide is an introduction to the technology of sorghum and millet fl oor malting. It is not intended to provide complete instructions on how to fl oor malt sorghum and millets.

If the reader wishes to under-take sorghum and millet malting and has had no previous experience, it is strongly recommended that. Sorghum is Africa’s contribution to the small number of elite grains that supply about 85% of the world’s food energy.

Only four other foods rice, wheat, maize, and potatoes are consumed in greater amounts by the human race. Sorghum is the dietary staple of more than million people in more than 30 countries of the semi arid tropics, thus being one of the most familiar foods in the Cited by: 9.

It is time for us to start questioning the type of crops we are growing in many parts of Africa. Traditionally, people living in this region did not have severe food shortages at the level we are. Sorghum is in the subfamily Panicoideae and the tribe Andropogoneae (the tribe of big bluestem and sugar cane).

Sorghum is known as great millet and guinea corn in West Africa, kafir corn in South Africa, dura in Sudan, mtama in eastern Africa, jowar in Hindi, solam in.

Introduction of New Sorghum Technology into the Cotton Zones of Mali and Burkina Faso and Millet Technologies into the Low Income Central Zone of Mali A. Sorghum in the Marginal Cotton Zone, Mali. Recommendations: 1. Neither the federal research nor the extension agency have their own resources to respond to second generation Size: 2MB.

Sorghum and Pearl Millet Diseases in West and Central Africa. Diseases of Sorghum and Pearl Millet in Some Southern African Countries. Sorghum viruses in Asia and Africa.

Status of Sorghum and Pearl Millet Dis-eases in Australia. Recurring and Emerging Sorghum Diseases in North America. Sorghum and Millet Diseases in. Citation: Bantilan MCS, Deb UK, Gowda CLL, Reddy BVS, Obilana AB and Evenson RE. (eds.) Sorghum genetic enhancement: research process, dissemination and impacts.

PatancheruAndhra Pradesh, India: International Crops Research Institute for. EU INCO–DC Contract IC18–CT96– () Improvement in the protein quality of sorghum and its incorporation into staple food products for southern and eastern Africa, final report 1 September –31 August European Commission, Brussels Google Scholar.

Few farmers have invested in improving the management of their sorghum or pearl millet crops. According to surveys conducted inless than 15% of sorghum growers and 5% of pearl millet Table 2.

Annual sorghum and pearl millet harvests (' t) in Tanzania's main production regions 1, average, /95 to / Region Sorghum Pearl millet 2. Gatsinzi, P in Sorghum and millet improvement in Eastern Africa., Nairobi, Kenya: SAFGRAD/ICRISAT.

Gray F A, Kolp B J, Mohamed M A, A disease survey of crops grown in the Bay Region of Somalia, East Africa. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin.

38 (1), Grewal R P S, Forage Sorghum 21 Sweet Sorghum 23 Sorghum Improvement Across Diverse Parts of the World 24 Sorghums of India 24 Rainy / kharif Sorghum 24 Post‐rainy / winter Sorghum 25 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) 28 Sub‐Saharan Africa A millet variety was identified in the late s from the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program nursery in and officially released inunder the name Okashana 1.

This pearl millet variety is short maturing ( days), and is responsive to moisture and inorganic fertilizer. Sorghum known to be associated with one of the most important diseases of seed- and soil-borne pathogens Sphacelotheca spp.

causing the smuts. Sorghum smuts remains to be an important biotic factor constraining its efficient productions in semi-arid tropics regions of the world especially Africa and Asia.

The infections are entirely either through leaves, stalk, peduncle, panicle or the grain. Sorghum and millet pdf been noted as pdf food grains in many semi-arid and tropic areas of the world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa because of their good adaptation to hard environments and their good yield of production (Dicko et al., ).

Taylor et al () expands on Dicko et al’s findings by describing sorghum and millet as File Size: KB.