Cereals, also called grains, are grasses or members belonging to the monocot family sown for the edible components of their fruit seeds. They are grown in very greater quantities than any other crop because they are known as staple food crops. This means they account for over 50% of human energy and protein needs. Examples of such crops include maize, rice, wheat barley, sorghum, etc but in Swaziland the staple food crop is maize. As a matter of fact this section deals with conducting research trials on cereal crops (maize, sorghum and wheat) to meet the demands of consumers.
This is done through:
Who can apply for the service
How to apply for the service
• The Agricultural Research Division works through the Extension department.
Where and How to apply for the service
• The person interested in the innovation must always be in touch with the Extension Officer in his/her community.
When to apply
How much does it cost to obtain the service?
• The service is free