Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

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. 

Lead Institute
University of Georgia
Focus countries 
Ethiopia, India, Mali

US-based partners

The Land Institute 

Focus-country partners 

Agricultural Research Council of South Africa, ICRISAT, Jimma University

Learn more 

Read the press release to learn more about this lab. 


Email our director Prof. Andrew Paterson, Director of the Climate Resilient Sorghum Innovation Lab, for more information: paterson@uga.edu 

Contact Us

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.