What we do
The Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab is a consortium of cutting-edge research aimed at improving the adaptation and resilience of sorghum and pearl millet to the semi-arid climates of East and West Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger.
The Lab's program focuses on the three following areas of inquiry while insuring that cross-cutting themes on gender, the environment and nutrition are fully integrated across these areas:
- Genetic enhancement of sorghum and pearl millet
- Production systems management
- Added-value products research and market development
Additionally, the Lab links U.S. and international universities and research organizations in a collaborative effort to build human and institutional capacity in Ethiopia, Niger and Senegal to make sorghum and pearl millet the crops of the future.