Millets and Sorghum



Good for you

  • Highly nutritious
  • High in iron, zinc and folic acid; Pearl millet
  • 3 times the amount of calcium as milk; Finger millet
  • High in antioxidants
  • Low glycemic index important for fighting diabetes & heart disease; Millet
  • Important source of plant-based protein to address obesity, manage diabetes and coronary conditions; Chick Pea & Cow Pea

Good for the planet

  • Highly water efficient – they are smart crops that grow in drought prone areas.
  • Require fewer pesticides and fertilizers
    • Lower carbon footprint.
    • This is not only good for the environment
    • Food safety
    • Less financial investment risk for farmers.
  • Pulses are particularly good for improving soil fertility by fixing nitrogen and promoting soil microbes.
  • They help make a positive contribution in reducing release of greenhouse gases.

Good for the farmer

  • These climate smart crops are typically the last crop standing in times of drought.
  • Some pearl millets have been known to withstand up to 64˚Celcius.
  • Sorghum and Millets can be a good risk management strategy for farmers.
  • They have multiple untapped uses (fodder, biofuels, food products, brewing and more)
  • They have a large scope for further yield development.

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