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COVID-19 Smart Food Message – Rebuilding the food system, but getting our priorities right!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are going to have to rebuild and overhaul our food system. How do we make it nutrition secure, secure for the most vulnerable in our society, and climate change and pandemic-proof? The solution lies in getting our priorities right, by placing nutrition, the environment, and the producers of food at the center of the discourse on transforming the food system and restoring equilibrium and equity.

This means foods that are smart – good for you, planet and farmers and all producers – being at the center of the food system… See more

Study shows millets and legumes combined provide a complete protein, highly digestible and power-packed nutrients

Legumes are the most common plant-based protein sources and more affordable than most protein alternatives, but many are not a complete protein as they are low in one of the essential amino acids – methionine.

A study published in Cereal Chemistry journal has shown the value of legumes and millets as a powerful food combination that has:

  • High levels of protein
  • Complete protein (all essential amino acids)
  • High protein digestibility
  • High levels and wide range of major micronutrients
Newly launched millet food finder shows a revolution is underway

Newly launched millet food finder shows a revolution is underway

Benefits of Pearl Millet: Include bajra in your diet to rev up your immunity

Benefits of Pearl Millet: Include bajra in your diet to rev up your immunity

Whole Grains Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Whole Grains Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Australian researchers find native grasses could be grown for mass consumption

Australian researchers find native grasses could be grown for mass consumption

Sorghum as an ingredient in food products increasing

Sorghum as an ingredient in food products increasing

AFRICA: millet and sorghum, the cereals most resistant to climate change

AFRICA: millet and sorghum, the cereals most resistant to climate change

Ancient grains: The new food industry trend

Ancient grains: The new food industry trend

Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Eating better – for us and the planet                

Eating better – for us and the planet                

USAID’s Feed the Future initiative marks decade of fighting hunger

USAID’s Feed the Future initiative marks decade of fighting hunger

Central Kansas seeing higher milo yield

Central Kansas seeing higher milo yield

Need of the Hour: A Holistic Approach to Food and Nutrition Security

Need of the Hour: A Holistic Approach to Food and Nutrition Security

Why you ought to be eating these 10 ancient grains

Why you ought to be eating these 10 ancient grains

How to cook millet, the ancient grain you might have overlooked

How to cook millet, the ancient grain you might have overlooked

The	Smart Food Triple Bottom Line – Starting	with Diversifying Staples

The Smart Food Triple Bottom Line – Starting with Diversifying Staples

Nutritious millet crop could be genetically improved for large-scale agriculture

Nutritious millet crop could be genetically improved for large-scale agriculture

Using whole grains to improve taste, texture in loaf bread

Using whole grains to improve taste, texture in loaf bread

Centre must address multidimensional determinants of malnutrition on urgent basis

Centre must address multidimensional determinants of malnutrition on urgent basis

Improving protein digestibility in sorghum

Improving protein digestibility in sorghum

Understanding Immunity with Smart Foods “Millets”

Understanding Immunity with Smart Foods “Millets”

Fonio: Try This Nutrient-Packed Ancient Grain When You’re Over Quinoa

Fonio: Try This Nutrient-Packed Ancient Grain When You’re Over Quinoa

There’s a new ancient grain for Americans to get excited about

There’s a new ancient grain for Americans to get excited about

Giving good grains a better future      

Giving good grains a better future      

Sorghum Studied for Beer-Brewing Potential and Public Use

Sorghum Studied for Beer-Brewing Potential and Public Use

Millet, sorghum more than grain          

Millet, sorghum more than grain          

The Best Grains to Incorporate Into Your Diet

The Best Grains to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Flavonoids’ presence in sorghum roots may lead to frost-resistant crop

Flavonoids’ presence in sorghum roots may lead to frost-resistant crop

Smart Food Highlights from ICRISAT Annual Report 2019

Smart Food Highlights from ICRISAT Annual Report 2019

Insane Grain launches puff snacks made from sorghum

Insane Grain launches puff snacks made from sorghum

Heart Health: Proteins From Bran of Cereal Foxtail Millet May Be Good For Heart; Found A Study

Heart Health: Proteins From Bran of Cereal Foxtail Millet May Be Good For Heart; Found A Study

UK start-up Insane Grain launches puff snacks made from sorghum

UK start-up Insane Grain launches puff snacks made from sorghum

Post pandemic lockdown: outlook for packaged food and beverage industry

Post pandemic lockdown: outlook for packaged food and beverage industry

Cultivating millets could be a way forward for achieving food security in India

Cultivating millets could be a way forward for achieving food security in India

Incoherent policies draw back gains in smallholder farming

Incoherent policies draw back gains in smallholder farming

Food Systems Need Urgent Overhaul to Combat Desertification

Food Systems Need Urgent Overhaul to Combat Desertification

New Protein Study Reveals Power of Millet-Legume Blends for Enhancing Human Health

New Protein Study Reveals Power of Millet-Legume Blends for Enhancing Human Health

Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition – New Dawn for Millet Crop

Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition – New Dawn for Millet Crop

Ancient grain millet has potential to tackle drought, obesity and malnutrition, researcher says

Ancient grain millet has potential to tackle drought, obesity and malnutrition, researcher says

The Story Behind The Popular Superfood, Quinoa

The Story Behind The Popular Superfood, Quinoa

Why you should cook up a batch of this ‘new’ ancient grain

Why you should cook up a batch of this ‘new’ ancient grain

Study: Kids are eating more whole grains at school than at home

Study: Kids are eating more whole grains at school than at home

New sorghum varieties beat quinoa for protein content

New sorghum varieties beat quinoa for protein content

Fine Dining Has a Horrible Carbon Footprint. These Chefs Are Fighting Against It

Fine Dining Has a Horrible Carbon Footprint. These Chefs Are Fighting Against It

Can Ancient Grains Save the Planet from Climate-induced Starvation?

Can Ancient Grains Save the Planet from Climate-induced Starvation?

What Is Sorghum and Why Should You Add It to Your Diet? This Gluten-Free Grain is a Nutritional Powerhouse that’ll Take your Meals and Miles to the Next Level

What Is Sorghum and Why Should You Add It to Your Diet? This Gluten-Free Grain is a Nutritional Powerhouse that’ll Take your Meals and Miles to the Next Level

Field Notes – Brokering Research Crucial for Climate-Proofing Drylands

Field Notes – Brokering Research Crucial for Climate-Proofing Drylands

Is this what farmers have been waiting for?

Is this what farmers have been waiting for?

Bajra prices rise on export demand, local consumption Read more at:

Bajra prices rise on export demand, local consumption Read more at:

Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

Malnutrition Hits The Obese As Well As The Underfed

Malnutrition Hits The Obese As Well As The Underfed

Harvested grain fields can be used for winter feeding of cattle

Harvested grain fields can be used for winter feeding of cattle

Davao del Norte to plant sorghum

Davao del Norte to plant sorghum

Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication

Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication

We’re turning to offbeat foods to survive a harsher climate

We’re turning to offbeat foods to survive a harsher climate

Farming Smart Foods

Farming Smart Foods

ICRISAT ropes in UK varsity for research in genomics & modern breeding of Smart Food crops for health & nutrition.

ICRISAT ropes in UK varsity for research in genomics & modern breeding of Smart Food crops for health & nutrition.

Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

USDA and CSHL Finds Genetic Path to Double Sorghum Yield

USDA and CSHL Finds Genetic Path to Double Sorghum Yield

Healthy diet means a healthy planet, study shows

Healthy diet means a healthy planet, study shows

USAID’s Nutrition Strategy

USAID’s Nutrition Strategy

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and UNL Dairy Store unviels New Sorghum Flavored Ice Cream

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and UNL Dairy Store unviels New Sorghum Flavored Ice Cream

Japan Agreement Creates Opportunity for U.S. Sorghum Farmers

Japan Agreement Creates Opportunity for U.S. Sorghum Farmers

Texas A&M-bred sorghum now on the cereal aisle

Texas A&M-bred sorghum now on the cereal aisle

UNR Researchers Study Crops That Could Be Used For Beer

UNR Researchers Study Crops That Could Be Used For Beer

Australian millet broom factory resists sweeping changes | Smart Food

Australian millet broom factory resists sweeping changes | Smart Food

Researchers identified a single gene in sorghum that controls bird feeding behavior

Researchers identified a single gene in sorghum that controls bird feeding behavior

Millet Production Is On the Rise, and So Are the Pests That Eat It

Millet Production Is On the Rise, and So Are the Pests That Eat It

Meet the man who built a dosa batter empire in the US

Meet the man who built a dosa batter empire in the US

A Bengaluru-based Millet Start-up is all set to spin| Smart Food

A Bengaluru-based Millet Start-up is all set to spin| Smart Food

Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production, Study Says

Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production, Study Says

Smart Food takes the Millet Revolution to South Asia

Smart Food takes the Millet Revolution to South Asia

Top 5 reasons to have millets

Top 5 reasons to have millets

Vizag, Kurnool top minor millets production charts

Vizag, Kurnool top minor millets production charts

Millet Sushi and Pumpkin Pineapple Dip recipes: An innovative way to add more millet to your platter

Millet Sushi and Pumpkin Pineapple Dip recipes: An innovative way to add more millet to your platter

New developments could boost sorghum acres

New developments could boost sorghum acres

Inter-cropping helps farmers, say experts

Inter-cropping helps farmers, say experts

MI Farmers Rush To Plant Sorghum. Yes, Sorghum.

MI Farmers Rush To Plant Sorghum. Yes, Sorghum.

Telangana-based NGO wins UN’s Equator Prize

Telangana-based NGO wins UN’s Equator Prize

Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change

Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change

Save money by trying sorghum instead of corn silage

Save money by trying sorghum instead of corn silage

Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say

Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say

Climate change eats into output of top 10 food crops

Climate change eats into output of top 10 food crops

An ode to millets

An ode to millets

Grain Sorghum Could Be a Fit for Waterlogged Farms

Grain Sorghum Could Be a Fit for Waterlogged Farms

Millet in the U.S.: A Farmer’s Perspective

Millet in the U.S.: A Farmer’s Perspective

AgriLife Research looks at gene expressions in sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum

AgriLife Research looks at gene expressions in sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum

OPINION: Wild relatives of pearl millet can take the heat

OPINION: Wild relatives of pearl millet can take the heat

Japanese firm to invest in sorghum

Japanese firm to invest in sorghum

Here’s how Ragi helps in quick weight loss

Here’s how Ragi helps in quick weight loss

‘FeFA girls’: An initiative to address Malnutrition

‘FeFA girls’: An initiative to address Malnutrition

Watermelon-Sorghum Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Watermelon-Sorghum Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

DA W. Visayas pushes sorghum production

DA W. Visayas pushes sorghum production

Weathering the weather—options for haying, grazing and silage

Weathering the weather—options for haying, grazing and silage

Trials on farm crop varieties to benefit over 10,000 farmers in South Sudan

Trials on farm crop varieties to benefit over 10,000 farmers in South Sudan

WV Culinary Team: Sorghum a sweet mountain staple

WV Culinary Team: Sorghum a sweet mountain staple

99 Bottles: Green’s gluten-free lager hits the right notes

99 Bottles: Green’s gluten-free lager hits the right notes

Arcadia Brewing Releases The Ugandan Hammer Sorghum Beer

Arcadia Brewing Releases The Ugandan Hammer Sorghum Beer

More drop per crop: Cereal water footprint study highlights need to transition to ancient grains

More drop per crop: Cereal water footprint study highlights need to transition to ancient grains

Boosting nutrients in crops to beat ‘hidden hunger’ of poor diet

Boosting nutrients in crops to beat ‘hidden hunger’ of poor diet

Elusive seed deposited in grain gene bank

Elusive seed deposited in grain gene bank

6 Whole Grains Health Benefits: Obesity Prevention And More

6 Whole Grains Health Benefits: Obesity Prevention And More

Inspired by TV Show, Teacher Turns Into Champion Millet Farmer Over 25 Acres!

Inspired by TV Show, Teacher Turns Into Champion Millet Farmer Over 25 Acres!

Proso MIllet’s fan Club includes researchers, growers

Proso MIllet’s fan Club includes researchers, growers

Millet producers discuss future goals

Millet producers discuss future goals

It’s time to go outside. Make these snacks for spring hikes and trips.

It’s time to go outside. Make these snacks for spring hikes and trips.

Study of sorghum-munching aphids earns NSF award

Study of sorghum-munching aphids earns NSF award

Climate Labels on Food to Become a Reality in Denmark

Climate Labels on Food to Become a Reality in Denmark

Rain or shine, I don’t worry about fodder

Rain or shine, I don’t worry about fodder

Complementary Feeding of Sorghum-Based and Corn-Based Fortified Blended Foods Results in Similar Iron, Vitamin A and Anthropometric Outcomes in the MFFAPP Tanzania Efficacy Study

Complementary Feeding of Sorghum-Based and Corn-Based Fortified Blended Foods Results in Similar Iron, Vitamin A and Anthropometric Outcomes in the MFFAPP Tanzania Efficacy Study

Sorghum has been deteriorating for 6,000 years

Sorghum has been deteriorating for 6,000 years

Cover crops that take the heat

Cover crops that take the heat

15 Ways to Cook Millet

15 Ways to Cook Millet

World Health Day 2019: Include These Nutrient-Packed ‘Diabetes Superfoods’ In Your Diet

World Health Day 2019: Include These Nutrient-Packed ‘Diabetes Superfoods’ In Your Diet

Beer and fodder crop has been deteriorating for 6,000 years

Beer and fodder crop has been deteriorating for 6,000 years

Taking a peek into sorghum’s evolutionary history

Taking a peek into sorghum’s evolutionary history

Vulnerability of sorghum production to extreme, sub-seasonal weather under climate change

Vulnerability of sorghum production to extreme, sub-seasonal weather under climate change

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board offers resources to producers facing delayed or prevented planting

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board offers resources to producers facing delayed or prevented planting

National millet fest held at AGC

National millet fest held at AGC

This restaurant is challenging the notion that Nepali food is just momos and dal bhat

This restaurant is challenging the notion that Nepali food is just momos and dal bhat

NESTLE & IFDC TO TRAIN OVER 30,000 NIGERIAN FARMERS ON MILLET AND SORGHUM FARMING SYSTEM

NESTLE & IFDC TO TRAIN OVER 30,000 NIGERIAN FARMERS ON MILLET AND SORGHUM FARMING SYSTEM

Refreshing and healthy ragi drink

Refreshing and healthy ragi drink

Baijiu Market: Innovative Products, Technological Advancements High CAGR During the Forecast Year 2019-2025

Baijiu Market: Innovative Products, Technological Advancements High CAGR During the Forecast Year 2019-2025

2023 Will be the International Year of Millets

2023 Will be the International Year of Millets

Diet to treat iron deficiency

Diet to treat iron deficiency

119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

Bhungroo to Olla: 5 Simple Ideas That Can Help Farmers Save Water in Summer

Bhungroo to Olla: 5 Simple Ideas That Can Help Farmers Save Water in Summer

Eat these 50 foods to save the world

Eat these 50 foods to save the world

Youth should learn our millet heritage, says Justice Surya Kant

Youth should learn our millet heritage, says Justice Surya Kant

Take Your Millet Meals To The Next Level, Try These 4 Delicious Recipes by Our Readers

Take Your Millet Meals To The Next Level, Try These 4 Delicious Recipes by Our Readers

Tastes in charts: how does your nation or region like to eat?

Tastes in charts: how does your nation or region like to eat?

Millets, The ‘Nutri-Cereals’ That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

Millets, The ‘Nutri-Cereals’ That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

A change in diet brings a change in health for Kenyan farmers

A change in diet brings a change in health for Kenyan farmers

Eat, to Save the Planet

Eat, to Save the Planet

Health-Boosting, Climate-Smart Crops Can Help Address Micronutrient Gaps

Health-Boosting, Climate-Smart Crops Can Help Address Micronutrient Gaps

This healthy breakfast cereal brand sources millets directly from farmers; eyes 50k stores pan-India

This healthy breakfast cereal brand sources millets directly from farmers; eyes 50k stores pan-India

Soulfull launches new #ShakeYourHungerAway TVC for Smoothix

Soulfull launches new #ShakeYourHungerAway TVC for Smoothix

Niger government takes higher stand on pearl millet

Niger government takes higher stand on pearl millet

The Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. to sell millets in city outlets soon

The Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. to sell millets in city outlets soon

A Healthy Future for Our Planet Is Possible! See How Your Food Choices Impact the Future of Life on Earth

A Healthy Future for Our Planet Is Possible! See How Your Food Choices Impact the Future of Life on Earth

Millet is getting some serious attention from cooks, brewers and researchers as it makes its way from the bird feeder to the menu (and the beer mug)

Millet is getting some serious attention from cooks, brewers and researchers as it makes its way from the bird feeder to the menu (and the beer mug)

Time to eat like the Spaniards with some Mediterranean-style cooking

Time to eat like the Spaniards with some Mediterranean-style cooking

How many of these culinary trends have you tried already?

How many of these culinary trends have you tried already?

Anaemia: the need to act early

Anaemia: the need to act early

The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

Sorghum – a new hope in dry times

Sorghum – a new hope in dry times

Life beyond maize

Life beyond maize

World Economic Forum meeting in Davos calls for 4th industrial revolution to save the food system. World Resource Institute reports on solutions including the need for more plant-based meat alternatives and resilient crops

World Economic Forum meeting in Davos calls for 4th industrial revolution to save the food system. World Resource Institute reports on solutions including the need for more plant-based meat alternatives and resilient crops

Millets Langar at Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s gurpurab celebrations

Millets Langar at Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s gurpurab celebrations

We’ve had an apocalyptic warning: now will we care about biodiversity?

We’ve had an apocalyptic warning: now will we care about biodiversity?

How do we popularise the traditional cereals? : Dialogue with Smart Food Ambassadors

How do we popularise the traditional cereals? : Dialogue with Smart Food Ambassadors

Sehgal Foundation and Smart Food align to intensify efforts

Sehgal Foundation and Smart Food align to intensify efforts

Pearl millet as Major Crop for Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture

Pearl millet as Major Crop for Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture

Integrating the efforts of Climate change adaptation with nutrition and food systems is the way forward to achieve food security and nutrition goals: UN Report

Integrating the efforts of Climate change adaptation with nutrition and food systems is the way forward to achieve food security and nutrition goals: UN Report

From Childhood Staple to Nutrition Hero: IFPRI’s Ousmane Badiane Discusses Pearl Millet

From Childhood Staple to Nutrition Hero: IFPRI’s Ousmane Badiane Discusses Pearl Millet

Institute for the Future on Designing For Resilient Futures

Institute for the Future on Designing For Resilient Futures

Telangana’s Mahbubnagar saying ‘no’ to rice, ‘yes’ to millets

Telangana’s Mahbubnagar saying ‘no’ to rice, ‘yes’ to millets

Africa and Asia come together to lead a global initiative to diversify staples

Africa and Asia come together to lead a global initiative to diversify staples

First Smart Food Culinary Symposium prepares ground for change in millets industry

First Smart Food Culinary Symposium prepares ground for change in millets industry

Placing Smart Food in industrial canteen menus

Placing Smart Food in industrial canteen menus

Collaborating with celebrity chefs in London, Paris and West Africa

Collaborating with celebrity chefs in London, Paris and West Africa

Building culinary skills with a wide range of activities across West and Central Africa

Building culinary skills with a wide range of activities across West and Central Africa

Merchant Gourmet Counter at Waitrose Salisbury

Merchant Gourmet Counter at Waitrose Salisbury

Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

SPROUTING GRAINS FOR STRONGER BONES: THE POWER OF FINGER MILLET

SPROUTING GRAINS FOR STRONGER BONES: THE POWER OF FINGER MILLET

Health benefits of Jowar (Sorghum): 5 ways this gluten-free grain can help you lose weight, reduce belly fat

Health benefits of Jowar (Sorghum): 5 ways this gluten-free grain can help you lose weight, reduce belly fat

We are what we eat

We are what we eat

Launching the Millet Song – To Gain!

Launching the Millet Song – To Gain!

Smart Food TV contest crowns the winner

Smart Food TV contest crowns the winner

TO FIGHT DESERTIFICATION WE NEED TO DRIVE DIVERSITY ON FARMS AND PLATES

TO FIGHT DESERTIFICATION WE NEED TO DRIVE DIVERSITY ON FARMS AND PLATES

Watch this video to learn more about the Smart Food campaign

Watch this video to learn more about the Smart Food campaign

Smart Food nutrition activities kick off in Kenya

Smart Food nutrition activities kick off in Kenya

Watch the Smart Food TV cooking competition every Sunday on KTN at 5pm

Watch the Smart Food TV cooking competition every Sunday on KTN at 5pm

13 food trend forecasts for the new year

13 food trend forecasts for the new year

The best foods to eat in 2017, according to top dieticians

The best foods to eat in 2017, according to top dieticians

South Indian millets: How ancient grains are becoming trendy again

South Indian millets: How ancient grains are becoming trendy again

<i>Paatha pantala panduga</i> takes off with a bang

Paatha pantala panduga takes off with a bang

John Hoffmire: Climate change and sustainable farming – one way to address world hunger

John Hoffmire: Climate change and sustainable farming – one way to address world hunger

Is sorghum the new quinoa?

Is sorghum the new quinoa?

Is this gluten-free grain about to be the new quinoa?

Is this gluten-free grain about to be the new quinoa?

Sorghum: The next quinoa

Sorghum: The next quinoa

From seeds to markets, maize alternatives face challenges in Zimbabwe

From seeds to markets, maize alternatives face challenges in Zimbabwe

Ancient grains make a comeback in Indian kitchens

Ancient grains make a comeback in Indian kitchens

SMART FOOD SELECTED AS A GLOBAL LAUNCH FOOD INNOVATION

SMART FOOD SELECTED AS A GLOBAL LAUNCH FOOD INNOVATION

The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

The Tale of Mighty Millet for a Mighty People

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