Sorghum is a crop of the Antandroy and is part of its people’s heritage. It had all but disappeared until recently – replaced by donations of corn during the drought. Lost to most, but never forgotten, sorghum is making a comeback in Androy. Many farmers are eager to rediscover the crop which proves to be very resistant to drought.
Here, an Antandroy elder teaches a younger woman how to cook the sorghum while discussing its benefits, history and offering some advice for the future.