Millets: Seeds of Change

How these ancient grains are shaping our future

In collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

...and how they're helping the world

Did you know... millets are very eco-friendly – they need minimal water, pesticides, and fertilizers

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Finger Millet Fields


Millets have specialized root systems that can penetrate deep into the soil, allowing them to access water and nutrients from lower soil layers


Millets have smaller and narrower leaves compared to other cereal crops to regulate water loss in the heat


Millet seeds have a tough outer hull that makes it difficult for pests to penetrate


Most millet species have perfect flowers (ie they contain both male and female reproductive organs within the same flower) allowing for self-pollination


Millets produce heat shock proteins that help to protect plant cells from heat-induced damage and maintain their normal functions even at higher temperatures

Millets, up close

Zoom in to learn five ways in which millets are a smart crop

Did you know... millets are packed with nutrition – they are a good source of protein, fiber, key vitamins, and minerals

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Did you know... millets are part of 1.2 billion people's diets and lifestyles around the world

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