- Written by Denice Joelle Benosa
- Published: 27 November 2019
Ready-to-harvest ABS 763 variety of sorghum. ### Image by Michael John Galivo, RAFIS-MIMAROPA.
The Department of Agriculture pushes to relive the production of sorghum as support to the growing poultry and livestock industry. Known as the “camel of crops”, sorghum is a drought-tolerant, hardy, easy-to-propagate and rich in protein crop which can be used as an alternative raw ingredient for animal feeds.
Seeing its potential as the next smart crop, former Secretary Emmanuel Pinol created a program called the National Sorghum Development Program. As among its initial measures of promotion, DA established demo-farms all over the region as a learning site for those who are interested.