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Millet consumption survey provides largest baseline for India 

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Resource ID

18888

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet

Systems

Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

20 Aug 21

Title

Millet consumption survey provides largest baseline for India

Keywords

Biodiversity, Millets, Legumes, Cereals, Healthy Food, Nutrition, Climate Change., Smart Food

Story Source

https://www.icrisat.org/millet-consumption-survey-provides-largest-baseline-for-india/

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Partners

APAARI, FARA, CORAF, FANRPAN

Publishing Location

Country

Type

Science

Language

English

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/millet-consumption-survey-provides-largest-baseline-for-india/

Description

We are no longer able to provide the world population with a healthy diet and, at the same time, sustainably balance our planetary resources to ensure resilient and viable livelihoods for smallholder farmers. For the past fifty years, diets have become less nutritionally balanced, contribute significantly to climate change, and have accelerated the process of biodiversity erosion. We have reduced the number of species that are cultivated for food, and for each species, we are growing fewer varieties. While agriculture has moved towards uniformity, biodiversity is the basis of healthy and nutritious diets, and biodiversity is paramount for adapting crops to climate change. Hence, it is important to build resilient and sustainable food systems by re-introducing diversity into our agricultural systems and introducing “Smart Food” from smart crops into our diets.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

20 Aug 21

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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