Sorghum and household food security in low rainfall areas of Zimbabwe: a research proposal
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At the initial SADCC meeting in Lusaka in April of 1980, the Heads of State identified the lack of research on sorghum and millet as a critical problem and they agreed to seek external assistance for this task. In 1984 with financial assistance from USAID and the Federal Republic of Germany, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) launched a long term (20 year) research programme on sorghum and millet for the SADCC region. Presently a team of seven internationally- recruited scientists is working at the Matopos research station outside Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The ICRISAT/SADCC research programme is headed by Lee House.