Africa Sorghum Seed Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2028

The Africa Sorghum Seed Market is segmented Market Snapshot , Breeding Technology ( Hybrids, Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives ) and Country ( Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania )

Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2016 - 2028
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Breeding Technology: Hybrids
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/globe/1629285706162_test~globe_globe.svg Largest Share by Country: Ethiopia
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 4.15 %

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Market Overview

The Africa Sorghum Seed Market stood at 71.43 million USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 4.15% to reach 91.19 million USD in 2028.

  • Largest Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids : The high share of hybrids is due to the growing area under hybrids, the comparatively higher price of hybrid seeds, and their high-yielding and disease-resistant characteristics.
  • Largest Segment by Country - Ethiopia : Ethiopia is the largest seed market for sorghum due to the higher area under sorghum cultivation, the increasing area under commercial seeds, and the high seed replacement rate.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids : It is the fastest-growing segment due to the development of hybrids suitable for grain and malt purposes. Major companies also focus on hybrid development.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Country - Ethiopia : It is the fastest-growing market due to favorable government policies. The government has set a 10-year economic development plan with a major focus on agriculture.

Scope of the Report

Hybrids, Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives are covered as segments by Breeding Technology. and Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania are covered as segments by Country.
Breeding Technology
Hybrids
Non-Transgenic Hybrids
Transgenic Hybrids
Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
Country
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Rest Of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Why is Hybrids the largest segment by Breeding Technology?

  • In Africa, hybrid varieties dominate the sorghum market, with a share of 59.6% of the total African sorghum seed market in 2021, whereas open-pollinated seeds held a share of 40.4%. 
  • The hybrid market is being driven by increased investment by private industries in developing new varieties to boost yield and production in the region, commercialization of hybrid seeds, and favorable government policies.
  • The share value of non-transgenic hybrids sorghum in Africa increased by 18% from 2016 to 2021. The market for non-transgenic hybrids is expected to grow due to increased demand for sorghum from the feed and processing industries, as well as consumer preference because the grain is non-GMO, gluten-free, and high in antioxidants.
  • The acreage of open-pollinated varieties and hybrid derivatives of sorghum was 29 million hectares in 2016. The proportion decreased to 27 million hectares in 2021, primarily due to the rise in the use of hybrid crops, which are more productive than open-pollinated varieties.
  • In terms of value, Kenya had the largest OPV seed market in 2022, with a 28% market share of the African open-pollinated sorghum seed market. Small-scale farmers, who account for more than 90% of sorghum production, prefer using farm-saved seeds instead of open-pollinated varieties.
  • The non-availability of transgenic crops and traits in sorghum resulted in a decrease of 2% from the past year's production in the region. Thus, the potential for hybrid seeds is higher than open-pollinated varieties in the African sorghum seed market.

Why is Ethiopia the largest segment by Country?

  • In 2021, Africa accounted for an 11.8% share value of the global sorghum seed market. This share is estimated to grow by 19% in 2028, with a yearly growth rate of 3.1%. Sorghum is processed into a wide range of pleasant and healthy traditional dishes in Africa, such as semi-leavened bread, couscous, dumplings, and fermented and non-fermented porridges.
  • Ethiopia is the largest producer of sorghum in Africa, accounting for a 25% share in terms of the value of the African sorghum seed market. Hybrid holds a major share compared to open-pollinated varieties, accounting for 95% share value of the Ethiopian sorghum seed market.
  • South Africa is the second-largest sorghum-producing country in Africa. The country's sorghum contributes 3% to the global sorghum seed market and 1.5% to the African seed market. The sorghum seed market in South Africa is estimated to grow by 15% during the forecast period. Sorghum prices are higher in South Africa than in any other country in the region. Thus, the volume is comparatively low.
  • Kenya accounts for a share of 16% in terms of the value of the African sorghum seed market. The area under cultivation of sorghum was 0.1 million ha in 2016, which increased to 0.2 million ha in 2021. In Kenya, the quantity of sorghum utilized for industrial purposes increased by 25%.
  •  Egypt accounts for a share of 4% in terms of the value of the African sorghum seed market. The cultivated grain sorghum area in 2021 was 0.14 million hectares, which produced about 0.7 million metric ton of seeds. 
  • In the Rest of Africa, sorghum is the major grain crop grown, with a share of 4% in the global sorghum seed market. The usage of open-pollinated varieties (59.1%) is higher than hybrid varieties (40.8%) in sorghum.

Competitive Landscape

The Africa Sorghum Seed Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 20.33%. The major players in this market are Capstone Seeds, FICA SEEDS, Seed Co Limited, Victoria Seeds Limited and Zambia Seed Company Limited (Zamseed) (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

  1. Capstone Seeds

  2. FICA SEEDS

  3. Seed Co Limited

  4. Victoria Seeds Limited

  5. Zambia Seed Company Limited (Zamseed)

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Market Developments

  • March 2022: Corteva introduced Inzent trait sorghum variety under brand pioneer. The variety will provide control of yield-depleting annual grasses such as foxtail, barnyardgrass and panicum.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 3. INTRODUCTION

    1. 3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 3.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 3.3 Research Methodology

  4. 4. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 4.1 Area Under Cultivation

    2. 4.2 Most Popular Traits

    3. 4.3 Regulatory Framework

    4. 4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Breeding Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Hybrids

        1. 5.1.1.1 Non-Transgenic Hybrids

        2. 5.1.1.2 Transgenic Hybrids

      2. 5.1.2 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives

    2. 5.2 Country

      1. 5.2.1 Egypt

      2. 5.2.2 Ethiopia

      3. 5.2.3 Ghana

      4. 5.2.4 Kenya

      5. 5.2.5 Nigeria

      6. 5.2.6 South Africa

      7. 5.2.7 Tanzania

      8. 5.2.8 Rest Of Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Landscape

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Advanta Seeds - UPL

      2. 6.4.2 Capstone Seeds

      3. 6.4.3 Corteva Agriscience

      4. 6.4.4 FICA SEEDS

      5. 6.4.5 S & W Seed Co.

      6. 6.4.6 Seed Co Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Victoria Seeds Limited

      8. 6.4.8 Zambia Seed Company Limited (Zamseed)

  7. 7. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR SEEDS CEOS

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Global Overview

      1. 8.1.1 Overview

      2. 8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 8.1.4 Global Market Size and DROs

    2. 8.2 Sources & References

    3. 8.3 List of Tables & Figures

    4. 8.4 Primary Insights

    5. 8.5 Data Pack

    6. 8.6 Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET AREA UNDER CULTIVATION, HECTARE, 2016 - 2021

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, MAJOR TRAITS VALUE SHARE(%), BY SORGHUM, 2021

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY TRANSGENIC HYBRIDS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2016

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VOLUME, METRIC TON, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, BY COUNTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, SHARE(%), BY BREEDING TECHNOLOGY, 2021 - 2028

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2016 - 2021

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

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    AFRICA SORGHUM SEED MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2021

Market Definition

  • Commercial Seed - For the purpose of this study, only commercial seeds have been included as part of the scope. Farm-saved Seeds, which are not commercially labeled are excluded from scope, even though a minor percentage of farm-saved seeds are exchanged commercially among farmers. The scope also excludes vegetatively reproduced crops and plant parts, which may be commercially sold in the market.
  • Crop Acreage - While calculating the acreage under different crops, the Gross Cropped Area has been considered. Also known as Area Harvested, according to the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), this includes the total area cultivated under a particular crop across seasons.
  • Seed Replacement Rate - Seed Replacement Rate is the percentage of area sown out of the total area of crop planted in the season by using certified/quality seeds other than the farm-saved seed.
  • Protected Cultivation - The report defines protected cultivation as the process of growing crops in a controlled environment. This includes greenhouses, glasshouses, hydroponics, aeroponics, or any other cultivation system that protects the crop against any abiotic stress. However, cultivation in an open field using plastic mulch is excluded from this definition and is included under open field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Sorghum Seed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

The Africa Sorghum Seed Market stood at 71.43 million USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 4.15% to reach 91.19 million USD in 2028.

The high share of hybrids is due to the growing area under hybrids, the comparatively higher price of hybrid seeds, and their high-yielding and disease-resistant characteristics.

Ethiopia is the largest seed market for sorghum due to the higher area under sorghum cultivation, the increasing area under commercial seeds, and the high seed replacement rate.

It is the fastest-growing segment due to the development of hybrids suitable for grain and malt purposes. Major companies also focus on hybrid development.

It is the fastest-growing market due to favorable government policies. The government has set a 10-year economic development plan with a major focus on agriculture.

Capstone Seeds,FICA SEEDS,Seed Co Limited,Victoria Seeds Limited and Zambia Seed Company Limited (Zamseed). are the major companies operating in Africa Sorghum Seed Market.