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Finger Millet is said to originate in East Africa where it has began cultivated for many years until recent years when production started to drop.
In the circumstances TARI-Uyole experts decided to take steps to salvage it by mobilising its cultivation for the benefit of farmers and the nation in general.
Dr Denis Tippe said, to revive the crop, they have come up with a strategy to distribute three types of seeds that can be grown in all areas of the country. Dr. Tippe said that Tanzanians had a tradition in grinding finger millet for flour and use it for making porridge, other foods and various kinds of alcoholic srinks.