Millets are many, round in shape, tiny in size, high in nutrition, capable of growing in harsh climatic condition, satisfying & healthy for self, society & the planet. They consume very less water, need no synthetic chemicals & are extremely energy efficient.
Millets is an ancient and ancestor’s food being reclaimed. Millets are surprisingly low water consuming crops. In the current scenario of global warming and water scarcity, millets can be one of the crops which will provide the food security to the population.
Millets are slow digesting rich in dietary fiber (23% vs 9% oats). Nutritionally superior grain, to rice and wheat in terms of protein, vitamins and minerals profile
Nine varieties of millets are grown by the small dry land farmers across India. Some of them are on the verge of extinction