Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia, West and Central Africa
New superfood crop in ICRISAT’s portfolio
Ethiopia, Gluten free, Minor millet, TEF, Eragrostis tef, 72 Governing Board during
Asia Program, West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Genetic Gains Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands
Tef (Eragrostis tef), an important crop for both income and nutrition in Ethiopia, has joined the list of ICRISAT’s research crops. Being a minor millet and grown in semi-arid and sub-humid environments, it fits well into ICRISAT’s mandate.he decision to include tef was made by ICRISAT Governing Board during its 72nd meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in April 2015. This was at the request of Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). As a follow-up, ICRISAT organized a stakeholder consultation meeting recently to identify key constraints and opportunities using the value chain approach.