“Traditional crops such as millet, sorghum and even TEFF still are a part of the diets of many communities in Africa, they are highly nutritious and there has been rising demand for them despite the wheat, maize and rice dominating our farms and plates,” said Dr J d’A Hughes, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
In Kenya, the Ministry of Agriculture has been pushing millers to blend maize and wheat flour with sorghum, millet and cassava to improve nutritive value and farmers’ earnings.
The government in 2018 drafted guidelines and standards governing the blending of maize and wheat flour by millers to strengthen the nutritional components of the products.
The policy is yet to come through, but experts say its impact on food and nutrition security will be enormous.
AM a smallholder farmer in kenya rural setup.my concern is a stable market for us to promote sorgjum/millet farming. Group:KATHIENO c sorghum Siaya County, KENYA.