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

 

Title

INTSORMIL

Date of this Version

12-2007

Document Type

Article

Citation

INTSORMIL, USAID, December 2007.

Comments

U.S. government publication.

Abstract

The Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains CRSP (INTSORMIL) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and collaborating organizations in the U.S and in host countries. The Global INTSORMIL program involves 17 U.S. scientists at six universities and the USDA and 23 host country national research programs. The INTSORMIL mission is to use collaborative research to overcome constraints to sorghum, millet and other grains (fonio, tef and finger millet) production and utilization for the mutual benefit of agriculture in the U.S. and developing countries.

The focus is on increasing food security and promoting market development of sorghum and millet through targeted basic and applied research, education, short term training and technology transfer to promote adoption and economic impact. The approach involves regional, interdisciplinary and multi-organizational teams.

INTSORMIL activities are regionally based in 18 countries in West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and in Central America.