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Date Published: 2019
Author/s: Lubadde, G., J. Ebiyau, J.C. Aru, C. Andiku, J.A. Wandulu, M.A. Ugen
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Affiliation: NaSARRI-NARO, Rwebitaba Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute - RwebiZARDI


Sorghum is an important income and food security crop for those living in drought-prone regions of Uganda. Many races of the cereal are grown in almost all zones but the northern region is the highest producer followed by eastern, western and lastly the central. Much as the northern region is the highest producer of sorghum, the region experiences the lowest productivity indicating that production is due to increased area in cultivation. The increased area is due to wide scale cultivation of improved sorghum such as Epurpur and now SESO1 which is cultivated for income generation due to its use for making larger beer. The increased production of specialty improved varieties in the last ten years has made sorghum the second most important cereal after maize. However, productivity is generally still low due to a number of factors.

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