Kumar, U and Craufurd, P Q and Gowda, C L L and Ashok Kumar, A and Claessens, L (2012) Sorghum. In: Impacts of climate change on the agricultural and aquatic systems and natural resources within the CGIAR’s mandate, CCAFS Working Paper 23. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, pp. 136-144.

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Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is cultivated in the drier areas of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. It is the fifth most important cereal after rice, wheat, maize and barley, and is the dietary staple of more than 500 million people in more than 30 countries (Ashok Kumar et al. 2011). It is grown on 42 million hectares in 98 countries of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas (Table 2.19.1). Nigeria, India, the USA, Mexico, Sudan, China and Argentina are the major producers. Other sorghum-producing countries include Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania and Yemen.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 12:25
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 10:10
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