How We Do It

The Global Collaboration on Sorghum and Millet builds upon decades of investment in the development of human and institutional capacity in sorghum and millet science and industry around the world led by USAID and other organizations.  Our approach to “doing business” is different: we rely upon a network of globally-renown scientists and development experts to strategically share expertise to solve interdisciplinary problems in agricultural production, value-addition and policy formulation.  Our experts are drawn from African national agricultural research services, African universities, the private sector and from academia, industry and the public sector in the United States and other nations.

We solve problems strategically and surgically to maximize cross-institution and Pan-African learning.  Common human, agroecological and policy environments signal opportunities to capitalize on joint knowledge in a peer-to-peer network. The value proposition is built around a commonality of purpose, rigor and perspective to improve agricultural system resilience, environmental adaptation, social, nutritional and economic development to address societal-level concerns.

The Global Collaboration on Sorghum and Millet builds upon previous programming with the following institutions.

United States


Holetta Biotechnology Center


Oromia Agricultural Research Institute - Bako Research Center


Tigray Agricultural Research Institute


Tigray Regional Program




FUMA Gaskiya (farmer organization)

LSDA (farmer organization)

University of Maradi



Burkina Faso


Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement



Republic of South Africa