Sweet Sorghum in the Philippines: Status and Future

Reddy, B V S and Layaoen, H and Dar, W D and Srinivasa Rao, P and Eusebio, J E (2011) Sweet Sorghum in the Philippines: Status and Future. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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Sweet Sorghum in the Philippines: Status and Future chronicles sweet sorghum’s introduction, testing and selection, seed system development, growth of the local breeding program besides the process of sensitizing government organizations and private sector players to the issue of biofuels. It also delves into the state-of-the-art on its R&D, multilocation trials conducted across the country, screening for biotic and abiotic stresses, breeding, agronomic management, post-harvest losses, utilization, by-product development and capacity building. Commercialization and marketing and the ethanol industry outlook are also discussed. So are the future scenario and public-private partnerships besides the role of ICRISAT in sweet sorghum research, development and commercialization in the Philippines in particular and in Asia in general. Written by highly experienced scientists from ICRISAT, MMSU and PCARRD, this lucid and comprehensive publication is a valuable source of information on the genesis and progress of sweet sorghum research and development in the Philippines. It will serve as an important source of reference to researchers, students, entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the Philippines and in other countries as well.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 05:49
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2011 05:47
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/230
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