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Sorghum United Hosts Global Conference to Tackle Small-Scale Mechanization Challenges

Sorghum United Hosts Global Conference to Tackle Small-Scale Mechanization Challenges
Experts from South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean to Discuss Solutions for Cultivation, Irrigation, and Value-Addition in Sorghum and Millet Farming

Sorghum United, a leading advocate for sorghum and millet farmers, is pleased to announce the International Conversation on Small-Scale Mechanization in Cultivation, Irrigation, and Value-Addition for Sorghum and Millets. This virtual conference, with an emphasis on South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean, will take place on May 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT.

The conference aims to address the challenges faced by small-scale farmers in accessing and implementing small-scale mechanization in various regions worldwide. Sorghum United is committed to advancing the conversation and finding solutions to these critical issues.

The event will feature a diverse lineup of speakers, including:

  • Ms. Sharmilla Oswall, CEO of Gudmom, will discuss small-scale mechanization in value-added processing
  • A panel discussion on mechanization processes in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America, featuring Ms. Krystle Phillips (CEO of Your Equipment Suppliers, Trinidad and Tobago), Dr. Amadou Diallo (ISRA/CERAAS, Senegal), Mr. Levi Chikombe (CEO CropSoko, Kenya), and Mr. Marcelo Suza (CEO of Manancial Group and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Agrícola Para, Brazil)
  • Dr. Ankit Chandra and Anthony Delaney, researchers at the Dougherty Water for Food Global Institute, presenting on small-scale mechanization in irrigation
  • Mr. Andrew Bish from Bish Implement will discuss small-scale mechanization in cultivation and harvest
  • Nate Blum, CEO of Sorghum United, addressing ownership and financing models for small-scale mechanization

"At Sorghum United, we recognize the importance of small-scale mechanization in empowering sorghum and millet farmers worldwide," said Nate Blum. "This virtual conference brings together experts and stakeholders to share knowledge, experiences, and solutions that can help overcome the challenges faced by small-scale farmers." 

The conference is free to attend and will be recorded for later viewing. Interested participants can register at Eventbrite.

For more information about Sorghum United and the upcoming virtual conference, please visit

About Sorghum United:

Sorghum United is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting sorghum and millet farmers worldwide through advocacy, education, and research. The organization works to promote sustainable farming practices, improve market access, and foster collaboration among stakeholders in the sorghum and millet value chain.

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