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The majority of French sorghum goes abroad

Published Apr 6, 2024

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France has emerged as Europe's top sorghum producer, with its production soaring by 49% to 318,000 tons in the 2023 season. The country exports about 65% of its sorghum, mainly to Spain, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, and Italy, with the crop predominantly used for animal feed. This remarkable increase in production is attributed to expanded cultivation areas and improved yields. Sorghum farming, particularly in France's southwestern region, is becoming an attractive option for farmers due to its financial viability, resilience to climate change, and benefits in crop rotation. The demand for sorghum seeds is leaning towards rustic varieties that offer stable yields, rapid growth, low maintenance, and excellent drought resistance.
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France is the leading producer of sorghum in Europe, where all forms of sorghum can be found. There are grain and fodder sorghum, as well as single or multiple harvest sorghum. The plant is mainly used in animal feed. The sorghum production area has increased significantly in recent years. However, 60 percent of the area is concentrated in about 10 counties, including the southwestern region, which is the historical sorghum growing area in France. This geographical proximity is the reason why France positions itself as an exporter to Spain, which is the main receiving market for French sorghum. Sorghum ID wrote that at the end of the 2023 season, French sorghum production exceeded the previous year by 49%. This is due to the combined effect of the increased crop area (+7%) and the higher crop yield (+39%). The harvested quantity is expected to reach 318,000 tons. French sorghum is primarily used for the production of animal feed, whether it is for the domestic market or for ...
Source: Magro
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