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OVERVIEW : IMPORTANCE OF MILLETS IN AFRICA

@inproceedings{Obilana2003OVERVIEWI,
  title={OVERVIEW : IMPORTANCE OF MILLETS IN AFRICA},
  author={A. Babatunde Obilana},
  year={2003}
}
Millets are extremely important in the African SAT (semi-arid tropics), produced in 18.50 million ha by 28 countries covering 30% of the continent. This is a significant 49% of the global millet area, with a production of 11.36 million tons by 1994. There are nine species which form major sources of energy and protein for about 130 million people in SSA (Sub-Saharan Africa). Among these, only four are produced significantly in Africa; including pearl millet (the most widely grown in 76% area… 

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