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Sorghum goes pop: Success stories from a Nigerian initiative 

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Resource ID

17953

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Feed and Fodder, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Postharvest management, Seed systems, Poverty Dynamics, Youth

Crops

Dryland cereals, Sorghum

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Nigeria

Global Date

24/Jan/2020

Title

Sorghum goes pop: Success stories from a Nigerian initiative

Keywords

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)
Federal Government of Nigeria
Reduce post-harvest losses
Value to local agricultural produce
Develop rural infrastructure
African Development Bank
Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program-phase 1 (ATASP-1)
ICRISAT Nigeria
Sorghum outreach programs
Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto
Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZ)
Capacity building of the youth
Agricultural value chains
Food crops added to domestic food supply
Attracting private sector investment

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program, Theme: Crop improvement

Story Partners

National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin-Lokoja - Highway Idofian, Kwara State, Nigeria

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1838-3, 24 January 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/sorghum-goes-pop-success-stories-from-a-nigerian-initiative/

Description

Have you heard of ‘pop’ sorghum or ‘diet’ sorghum flour?  If you haven’t, you are missing updates on an ancient grain that is gaining popularity in Nigerian markets and in nearby regions as well. Industries with guidance from researchers have picked up suitable varieties to manufacture ready-to cook flours (plain, composite, diet and confectionery), for use in breweries and as animal feed. This kind of an outcome was possible through an initiative that is now five years old and works across the sorghum value chain from farmers to markets through innovation platforms.
 

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

24/Jan/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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