Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

A crop breeding program could deliver a significant boost to India’s national nutritional and industrial needs in one fell swoop, and might even set an example Australian farmers want to follow. So-called sweet sorghum varieties offer the potential for dual farm...
Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

The first Smart Food Culinary Challenge was launched with 58 student chefs from 16 culinary institutes across India. They were competing to be the finalists to play-off for the grand finale to be held at the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair in Bengaluru...
Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

SORGhUM has a lot going for it. It’s climate-smart, highly nutritious and we already know how to grow it. If we put the right amount of money and thought behind it, it could also help solve our unemployment woes. The end of 2017 was characterised by a series of...
How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

New study finds drought-resistant native plant can irrigate food crops The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Growing these shrubs...
SPROUTING GRAINS FOR STRONGER BONES: THE POWER OF FINGER MILLET

SPROUTING GRAINS FOR STRONGER BONES: THE POWER OF FINGER MILLET

Sep 8 2018 ICRISAT Calcium is key for growth and we need plenty of it in our daily food from a very young age. Yet, about half the global population, mostly in Asia and Africa, lack calcium in their diet and are prone to many related ailments ranging from...
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