International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL CRSP)

 

Date of this Version

1-11-2008

Document Type

News Article

Citation

INTSORMIL, January 11, 2008.

Comments

USAID, INTSORMIL.

Abstract

Grain sorghum is an important crop not only to farmers in Kansas, but to farmers in many countries in Africa.

Some of the production challenges are the same, but many challenges are different or more severe in West African countries, said Vara Prasad, assistant professor of agronomy at K-State. West African farmers battle against drought, soil infertility and parasitic weeds.

INTSORMIL Regional Project Sites in Africa

The purpose of INTSORMIL is to find ways to improve production practices in those countries. West African farmers face serious problems of a localized and volatile market, the agronomists said.