Smart Food is working with the Government of Niger to promote millets to the consumers and chefs, and encourage agribusiness with millets.
First Lady of Niger, Dr Lalla Malika Issoufou, was named as Smart Food Ambassador for her vision and leadership in nutrition and the promotion of traditional food crops such as millet. Read more
Key partner with the Niger government to launch the inaugural National Millet Festival (FESTIMIL) to raise awareness on the importance of millets as part of promoting local products.
Millets are a staple food crop in Niger and particularly in the Sahel region and are consumed by a majority of the population. FESTIMIL brought together the development partners and the international community to support the development of millet value chain in Niger by attracting investments to attain food and nutritional security through millets.
The exhibition also brought together the farmers and consumers and they were sensitized on the nutritional importance of millets in solving malnutrition and anemia. Read more
Smart Food Master Class for Students
ICRISAT partnered with the “Institut International des Métiers de l’Aviation du Tourisme & l’Hotellerie” to provide a Smart Food Master Class to 25 students of this school. Dienaba Traore, culinary blogger and CEO of Gabougouni organized this session and trained the student in both the nutritional aspects and different methods of preparing pearl millet. Read more