Climate vulnerability of sorghum and millet

Sivakumar, M V K (1989) Climate vulnerability of sorghum and millet. In: Climate and food security: papers persented at the International Symposium on Climate Variability and Food Security in Developing Countries, 5-9 February 1987 , New Delhi, India.

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Sorglium and millet are !lie most imoortnnl cereals lor resourcu.l)nor larnlersof West Alrica. Tliey are Ille o~ilyst aple crops that can whlistnnll tlie ravages of weatlier in that area. Tenl~~uraanl d snatral variat~oris1 11 rainfall and tlie persistence and patterns df railifall sl;ortages, especrally since 1969, have conlribured lo low producl~vitvo ver the last 2 decades. Increased yields can only be acliieved tlirougli effective rnanaye~risnot f available resources, both pliysical and biolog~calO. ngoing research iri West Africa offers hope, but s~gnilicant clianges In present farming n~etliodsw ill be needed lo reduce tlie cli~iiatic~ [rlnerab~lo~lt yso rghu~ri arid millet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 13:11
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