Dryland Cereals


More than a billion of the Earth’s poorest people live in harsh dryland environments. Often the only crops that can ensure food security in such areas are hardy dryland cereals.

27.3 billion – Total annual value (US$) developing country dryland cereals production

650 million – Number of food-insecure people living in dryland areas

48%– Projected surge in demand for sorghum by 2020

39%– Predicted growth in demand for pearl millet by 2020

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