Revalorising Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia
An Action Research Project to Raise the Profile of Small Millets

Resources: Policy Papers

Small millets, big potential : diverse, nutritious and climate smart - Policy Briefing August 2014

Supporting Millets in India: Policy Review and Suggestions for Action

Small millets, big potential : diverse, nutritious and climate smart - Policy Briefing July 2014

Constraints and Opportunities for Promotion of Finger Millet in Nepal

Study of Agricultural Policy in Sri-Lanka with a focus on Small millets

The millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for both human food and fodder. Millets are important crops in the semi-arid Tropics of Asia and Africa, with 97% of millet production in developing countries. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, high temperature conditions. The most widely grown millet is pearl millet, which is an important crop in India and parts of Africa. Finger millet, proso millet, fox-tail millet are also important crop species in this group. Read More...

Revalorizing small millets: Enhancing the food and nutritional security of women and children in rainfed regions of South Asia using underutilized species (Nepal component) - Policy Study Report-2013

The Nepalese agriculture is complex in nature due to inter-linkage of a diverse nature of enterprises. Rice, maize, wheat, finger millet and barley are the major cereal crops grown in the country. Finger millet is grown in almost 9% of the total cultivated area in Nepal and despite being the fourth most important cereal food crop in terms of area and coverage it is neglected by research and extension system in the country. Other small millets foxtail millet, proso millet, barnyard millet and little millet are also highly neglected. Read More...