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Sorghum
Photo: ICRISAT
 
 

Providing food security and much more for millions
Sorghum is a highly reliable crop that grows well in hot, dry environments. It is “climate change-ready”, and provides food security and income for millions of poor farmers living in such locations. 

500 million – Number of people who rely on sorghum as a dietary staple

242 – Number of improved commercial sorghum varieties derived from ICRISAT research

484 – Average net return (US$) per hectare to African farmers growing improved sorghum

1,240 – Average net return (US$) per hectare to African farmers who feed sorghum to livestock