In the dry region of Dodoma, smallholder farmers rely on the sorghum they grow to feed their families. Low yields regularly push people into hunger. An increasingly volatile climate endangers smallholders’ food security. Adopting improved sorghum varieties and production practices can allow farmers to achieve a surplus, even in drought conditions.
A lack of secure food storage facilities and poor handling processes see much of farmers’ produce going to rot. Market demand for sorghum is rising but smallholders lack the yields, equipment and market systems to tap into demand.
Farm Africa is equipping sorghum growers with the skills and resources they need to transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture. The project is:
This project is funded by Irish Aid through the World Food Programme.