Burkina Faso: Drought-resistant sorghum varieties

August 3, 2023 1435 46 No Comments


Faced with climatic challenges such as irregular rainy seasons and droughts, the Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) has developed improved varieties adapted to this difficult context.

Recently, new varieties of improved sorghum seed have been registered, including “Soumbatimi”, “CSM 63 E”, “Kapèlga”, “Sariasso 22”, “SEMAFORT 101”, and others. For example, the “Soumbatimi” variety is particularly recommended for those wishing to obtain both grain and fodder.

Although adoption is still low, these improved varieties play a major role, contributing up to 40% of overall yield.

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