In Africa, sorghum is used in the food and beverage industry and as animal feed. The crop conserves water resources, providing food security in areas where fresh water is limiting. More than 40 million hectares in Africa are planted annually to sorghum, but most is derived from saved seed, an option that often results in low yields. Now, a new long-term alliance will help to produce and distrubting planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout Africa.

Chromatin, Inc. and Zaad Holdings LTD's announced their alliance this week. Under the agreement, Chromatin will develop and provide seed stocks that will be produced locally by Zaad’s network of growers.