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An unparalleled global conference on sorghum

Sorghum is a staple crop for millions of people in the harshest of agroclimates, while also offering countless opportunities for food product development, livestock nutrition and biofuels. In a world of growing populations and mounting climate change, sorghum plays a key role both in food security and economies around the globe.

Major changes are impacting the global sorghum economy : the sorghum genome has been mapped, high-throughput phenotyping is emerging, and novel and traditional end-uses are rapidly evolving for human food (health-promoting phytonutrients, gluten-free), animal feeds (gut health), and as a renewable energy source (grain and cellulosic). Many of these sorghum developments are driven by new interest in alternative food and energy sources, as well as the continued nutritional importance for the world’s resource poor, as global health is threatened by both over- and undernutrition.

The time is right for the world’s sorghum community to come together around research, industry and opportunity. The need for global collaboration and exploration of cutting-edge technologies and developments has never been greater. “Sorghum in the 21st Century” will concentrate on all of this and focus on the identification of global priorities to drive the future of sorghum science and technology.

Join us in Cape Town on April 9-12, 2018 to be a part of this conversation and help shape the next generation of sorghum science and development !

Dr. Timothy J. Dalton

Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, Kansas State University -