Turning millet into snacks spices up traders’ revenues

Turning millet into snacks spices up traders’ revenues

Elizaphan Gichangi was a trader in different varieties of cereals at his shop in Embu town. His stock included millets, rice and beans. From a kilo of pearl millet which Mr Gichangi buys at Sh70 a kilo, he churns out more than 144 small snacks in form of bars which he...
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

Ruparao T. Gahukar, Ph.D., of Arag Biotech in Maharashtra, India, Gadi V.P. Reddy, Ph.D., of Montana State University, published a profile of millet insect pests in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management because they saw a need for information on a...
Research work on Naara (Early) and Zea (Late) Millets in Ghana

Research work on Naara (Early) and Zea (Late) Millets in Ghana

Naara or early millet is one of the most indigenous and important cereal crop in Ghana. In fact the five regions of the north have the greatest potential of growing the crop which is about the fourth most important cereal crop in Ghana. Naara is noted to be very...
Millet revolution: Important to debate implementation

Millet revolution: Important to debate implementation

Dwiji Guru, a Bengaluru-based independent researcher, and consultant for sustainable food systems writes about the trade-off between retaining nutrition and ease of processing in the Millet industry Here is an excerpt from the article : In order to derive maximum...
MHRD asks states to include millets in midday meals

MHRD asks states to include millets in midday meals

The MHRD has told the state governments to send their current food menu for midday meals and to submit an action taken report on instructions to introduce millets. The circular issued by MHRD reads: “Jowar (Great millet), Bajra (pearl millet), Ragi (finger millet),...
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