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...
First Food: Business of Taste

First Food: Business of Taste

Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE and editor of Down To Earth writes about the New Publication “First Food : Business of Taste” The 2019 edition First Food: Business of Taste brings you the knowledge of livelihoods that connect to First Food. It is...
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...
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