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




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INTSORMIL Report No. 8, December 1, 2006


Sorghum and pearl millet are the staple grains for millions of people around the world, especially those residing in the semiarid margins of agricultural sustainability. For this reason, INTSORMIL has been working in the semiarid regions of Africa and Central America where it has been helping sorghum and millet farmers achieve the status of surplus grain production and the economic, social and health benefits thus provided. What impact has INTSORMIL had on the lives of these sorghum and millet farmers?

To determine the global impact of the USAID funded INTSORMIL program, Battelle, an independent agency, was chosen to conduct an assessment in West Africa where INTSORMIL has been active for 29 years. The assessment was conducted to illustrate the breadth and depth of impacts being achieved through focused INTSORMIL activities. The impact of INTSORMIL activities in villages in Mali and Niger are herein highlighted.