December 1, 2022

Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to Promote Commercial Seed Supply and Grain Market Development

The SMIL research team for genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to promote commercial seed supply and grain market development and a handful of collaborating institutions are leveraging […]
October 4, 2022

Increasing Market Opportunity for Sorghum and Pearl Millet in West Africa

Many West African staple dishes depend on sorghum and millet as crucial ingredients. However, the methods to prepare these dishes are laborious and preparation-heavy. The Feed […]
October 4, 2022

Evaluating the Benefits of The US Tax Payer Investment With Foreign Agricultural Research

October 4, 2022

SMIL Works to Meet Sorghum Challenges in West Africa with Genomics-Enabled Breeding Network

The SMIL research project, Improved Sorghum Adaptation in West Africa with a Genomics-Enabled Breeding Network (SAWAGEN), aims to develop new versions of locally preferred sorghum varieties […]
October 4, 2022

SMIL is Investing in Agricultural Research Through Mentorship and Building Strong Networks

The SMIL program invests in the next generation of researchers to continue shifting the future of these research programs to be in the focus country.
October 4, 2022

Improving Food and Feed Value of Sorghum Through Targeted Research and Technology

SMIL research project focuses on efforts to develop sorghum varieties with improved protein digestibility in West Africa. Sorghum is grown in vast quantities worldwide, but there […]
October 4, 2022

Advancing Improved Functionality and Protein Quality Sorghum Hybrids for Food Applications

The functionality of sorghum in commercial grain-based food products through the development of highly digestible (IHD) sorghum lines has been evaluated and developed through the Feed […]
October 4, 2022

SMIL seed ball caravan in Mardi, Niger

SMIL sorghum & millet seed ball research project team & la Fédération des Unions de Producteurs de Maradi Gaskiya (FUMA Gaskiya, Gaskiya Federation of Maradi Farmers […]
August 12, 2022

2022 SMIL Annual Meeting – Day 1

Opening remarks – SMIL target country presentations – USAID discussion about country presentations – SMIL communications – SMIL finance