Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world after wheat, maize, rice, and barley: In terms of tonnage, sorghum is Africa’s second most important cereal. The continent produces about 20 million tonnes of sorghum per annum, about one-third of the world crop.
Sorghum malt could be used to make biscuits, weaning foods, Sorghum flour is used for making bread It is largely used in making animal and poultry feeds
Alternative uses of sorghum such as novel foods, processed foods, feed for dairy animals, and industrial uses – starch, beverages (beer) and ethanol.
Thus, commercialization of alternative food, feed, and industrial products is one of the ways to increase demand for sorghum. The potential for sorghum to be the driver of economic development in Africa is enormous.