Ilesanmi A. Ajibode & Nurudeen O. Alabi

The production of food plays a vital role in sustaining human existence. However, the availability of adequate food reserves poses a significant concern for several nations in West Africa. However, governments in the area are making concerted efforts to ensure food security, recognizing its paramount importance in the contemporary global context. Millet has a diverse range of nutritional benefits that contribute to maintaining of stable blood sugar levels, facilitating of digestion, and safeguarding of cardiovascular health. Therefore, this research used regression tree analysis to investigate the determinants influencing millet production in certain West African nations. Monthly data were systematically gathered during a period spanning from 1993 to 2022 for the nations of Niger, Nigeria, and Ghana. The data included many factors related to millet production, including the quantity of millet produced in tonnes, the rural population of each country, the land area dedicated to millet cultivation, as well as rainfall and temperature measurements. The use of a regression tree analysis yielded findings that indicate the rural population and the amount of land dedicated to millet cultivation are the primary variables influencing millet production in the nations under investigation. Consequently, the research concludes that allocating more land for millet production and involving the rural community in its cultivation will be beneficial for enhancing millet output. keywords: Millet, Long term, short term, Data Mining, Knowledge, Sufficient 0150