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Sorghum is one of the world’s most important cereals in terms of total production. Grownlargely as livestock feed in the US, sorghum is a primary food staple and source of cash for smallholder farming families in the West African savannah. The dominant type of sorghum produced in this region is the Guinea race, which has unique traits that enable it to adapt well to irregular, uncertain rainfall conditions and resist endemic pests.

Keywords: Mali ; sorghum

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

International Development

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: 2014-12

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/198186

Total Pages: 50

Series Statement: IDWP

137

Record appears in: Michigan State University > Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics > Food Security International Development Working Papers





Autor: Smale, Melinda ; Kergna, Alpha O. ; Assima, Amidou ; Weltzien, Eva ; Rattunde, Fred

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/198186?ln=en







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