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