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Title:The current situation in relation to the milling of sorghum and millets and their utilization for flour
Periodical:Agricultural Economics Bulletin for Africa
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
grain processing
Abstract:Paper submitted, by the FAO Food for Agricultural Industries Service, Agricultural Service, Division, Rome. Millet and sorghum form the staple grains for large sections of the African population. Urbanization, increased levels of income, and the consequent demand arising for bread as a 'convenience' food, have resulted in increased consumption of bread, pasta and biscuits made from imported wheat and wheat flour. Between 1963 and 1968, the dollar value of wheat and wheat flour imports into Africa increased from 300.000.000 dollars to 400.000.000 dollars. In many areas, bread consumption is rising more than 10 per cent per year. In order to ensure that African countries do not become unnecessarily dependent on foreign wheat imports some lines of action are suggested.