Sorghum is grown for grain and also for forage in areas with inadequate rainfall for satisfactory maize cropping. There are two general types: the sweet sorghums, which have stems filled with a sweet juice, and the grain sorghums, which usually have pithy stems. Sweet sorghums are grown for forage rather than grain. There are many varieties.. read more →


Cassava is used as animal feed extensively in Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe, and especially in places such as Thailand, China, Nigeria, Brazil, etc. Cassava hay, which is produced at a young growth stage, 3-4 months and being harvested about 30-45 cm above ground, sun-dried for 1-2 days until having final dry matter of.. read more →


The Banana is the common name for a type of herb and also the name for the herbaceous plants that grow this herb. These plants belong to the genus Musa. They are native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia. There are about 100 different species of bananas. It is possible that bananas were grown for food.. read more →


Barley is a cereal grain, which serves as a major animal feed crop, with larger amounts used for malting and in health food. It is a member of the grass family Poaceae. Its germination time is anywhere from 1 to 3 days. Half of the world’s barley production is used as an animal feed. A.. read more →


Sunflower is a crop which, compared to other crops, performs well under drought conditions; this is probably the main reason for the crop’s popularity in marginal areas.   Unfortunately the crop is particularly sensitive to high soil temperatures during emergence. In large parts of the potential sunflower producing areas, the soil has acidified dramatically during the.. read more →


Maize is a staple food for households in Kenya. Maize consumption is estimated at 98 kilograms per person per year, which translates to roughly 30 to 34 million bags (2.7 to 3.1 million metric tons) per year. Households spend the largest percentage of their budgets on food, with the largest portion of this going to.. read more →