Bringing back millets- the super crop of our ancestors

Bringing back millets- the super crop of our ancestors

A short history of millets and how we are recognising their importance in the modern context The history of food, especially in the Indian context, will be left incomplete without giving due importance to millets. As I explore slower and healthier lifestyle of humans,...
Shifting to Sustainable Diets

Shifting to Sustainable Diets

This is the fifth article of the UNAI ‘Food Security and Climate Change’ series. Schools and departments which specialise in climate change and food security at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work encompassing the...
Ancient grains make a comeback in Indian kitchens

Ancient grains make a comeback in Indian kitchens

Did you know that millets like ragi, jowar, bajra were an integral part of our Indian diet earlier? Although healthy, they were long forgotten and replaced by relatively unhealthy staples like wheat and rice. But some traditions never die! These millets are making a...
Smart crops getting more from less

Smart crops getting more from less

As population grows and yields get squeezed, a growing number of farmers are switching to practices that conserve resources, yet are more productive. Chitra Narayanan & K V Kurmanath report V Ravichandran, a third generation farmer from Nannilam in Tiruvavur...

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