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