Sorghum Production

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is the world’s fifth most important cereal in terms of production and area of coverage (FAO and ICRISAT, 1996) after wheat, rice, maize and barley. The cereal is an important food crop in semiarid areas of sub-Saharan Africa (Wortmann et al., 2009); being the second most important after maize in Africa and the third in Eastern Africa after maize and finger millet. In Uganda, sorghum has become the second most important cereal after maize in terms of production and area of coverage (UBOS, 2010). This is mainly due to the crop being highly commercialised in the brewing value chain and what is grown for this purpose are the improved varieties from the National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NaSARRI-NARO).

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