Climate Resilient Sorghum Innovation Lab
The Climate Resilient Sorghum Innovation Lab is using new scientific tools to develop drought- and heat-tolerant varieties of sorghum, a staple grain in many countries, which builds climate resilience into sorghum production systems. The Innovation Lab is also exploring new approaches to production through the development of perennial sorghum.
Using natural genetic variation, we are helping to address urgent needs for a more drought-resilient food supply that can be produced while protecting and enhancing soil resources and other ecosystem services, specifically through the durable African native, sorghum. With the world population projected to be near 10 billion by 2050, I see this type of research as being paramount to food security world wide.
University of Georgia
Ethiopia, India, Mali
Read the press release to learn more about this lab.