Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet
Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
30 Jul 21
Millet-based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose level
Biodiversity, Millets, Legumes, Cereals, Healthy Food, Nutrition, Climate Change., Smart Food
APAARI, FARA, CORAF, FANRPAN, The University of Reading’s, IFNH, ICMR-NIN, KOBE
The global health crisis of undernutrition and over-nutrition coexisting is a sign that our food systems need fixing. Greater diversity both on-farm and on-plate is the key to transforming food systems. Onfarm diversity is a risk mitigating strategy for farmers in the face of climate change while on-plate diversity helps counter lifestyle diseases such as diabetes. Millets are part of the solution to mitigate the challenges associated with malnutrition, human health, natural resource degradation, and climate change. Trans-disciplinary research involving multiple stakeholders is required to create resilient, sustainable and nutritious food systems.
30 Sep 21