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

Resources: Reports

Sharing of Results of RESMISA Project

Characterization of Land Races and Local Varieties of Finger Millet and Other Small Millets
Participatory Varietal Selection in small millets in South Asia
On-farm research for addressing production constraints of small millets in South Asia
Proving health benefits and developing healthful products of small millets
Addressing post-harvest constraints of small millets in South Asia
Enhancing the status of small millets in mainstream diets in South Asia
Public policy analysis and change aimed at policy environment conducive to small millets in South Asia
Revalorizing Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia - Final Technical Report (2014)
Compendium of Released Varieties in Small millets
Increasing gender equality among small millet farmers in South Asia
Small millet farmers increase yields through participatory varietal selection in South Asia
TNAU Model Millet Dehuller
Value Added Products From Small Millets

National Consultation on Promotion of Small Millets


Production, Productivity and Profitability of small millets – Growers’ perception - by Dr. C.S.P.Patil, DHAN Foundation

Status Report of Nutrient Analysis, Value Addition and Product Development of Finger Millets and other small milllets in India - by Dr. Neena Joshi, Professor and Head, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

Status paper on marketing channels and pricing of small millets

National seminar on Recent Advances of Varietal Improvement in Small Millets



Overview Paper : Genetic improvement of small millets In India during Pre and Post Crop Coordinated Project era. - by Mr. A. Seetharam, Former Project Coordinator (Millets) and Emeritus Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India

Theme 1 : Varietal Improvement of Small Millets
Effect Of Age Of Seedlings On Incidence Of Brown Spot Of Finger Millet Incited By Helminthosporium nodulosum (Berk and Curt.) In Different Cultivars
Genetic enhancement of finger millet in Karnataka – An overview
Genetic Variability for Yield and Yield Related Traits in Fingermillet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn] Genotypes
Improved economic status of the ragi growing farmers of the State
Isolation and Characterization of FingerMillet (Eleusine coracana L.) bZIP Transcription Factor
PPR 2885 – A High Yielding Finger Millet Cultivar Suitable for Cultivation in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Gujarat states
Advances in Crop Improvement of Small Millets
Participatory Crop Improvement for Food Security and Community Resilience Theory into Practice

Theme 2 : Participatory Varietal Improvement in Small Millets
Selection of trait specific fingermillet genotypes involving farmers participation
Superior Popping Varieties in Finger Millet

Theme 3 : Innovative ways for Dissemination of Improved Varieties at Community Level
Seed Entepreneurship Development among the Farmers under the Seed Village Concept

National Seminar on Recent Advances in Processing, Utilisation and Nutritional impact of Small Millets



PVS and Gender Outcome Stories

Enhancing the Resilience of Livelihoods of Small Millet Farmers through Participatory Varietal Selection in India
Enhancing the food security and resilience of small millet farmers in India through developing integrated local seed systems
A Decentralised PDS for Karnataka Significance, structure and challenges - by Pipal Tree, Bangalore, India
Uncultivated Edible Greens (UCG) - A less explored aspect of Contribution of Small Millet Cropping Systems (SMCS) for Nutrition of Poor Rural Families in India

Other Reports

Introducing millets into Public Distribution System (PDS): A Pilot project by WASSAN in Andhra Pradesh

WASSAN has initiated a pilot to introduce millets into public distribution system (PDS) in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in 2009 with the financial support from World Bank under Andhra Pradesh Drought Adaptive Initiatives project (APDAI) with the support from Department of Civil Supply, Government of Andhra Pradesh and District Administration of Anantapur district. Read More...

Report on Survey of Post-harvest Technology and Constraints Faced by Women Farmers related to Small Millets and Associated Crops

Food and nutritional security is an important issue for the developing and underdeveloped countries. Small millets can be miracle crops, which can address both of the issues and can bring health, wealth and happiness to their producers. Small millets have many advantages like less water and external input requirement, ability to tolerate changing or unfavourable climate, capacity to grow in poor soil and environmental conditions and long storability of grains. Despite these properties, millets are going out of cultivation due to socio-cultural neglect and lack of promotional efforts. One of the major reasons for such a situation is difficult postharvest operations in small millets. Read More...

Study of Uncultivated greens in Small Millet Farms in Tamil Nadu, India

Small millets are considered to be superior in nutritional qualities when compared to commonly consumed crops like rice and wheat. Small millet cropping systems offer food security, fodder security and income security to the cultivating households. But in India, area under small millets and consumption has declined drastically during the period between 1961 and 2009. With the premise that revival and promotion of Small millets cropping systems (SMCS) could address major problems of food and nutrition security in large tracts of rainfed South Asia, an action research project by name ‘Revalorising Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia (RESMISA)’ was initiated in 2011 in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Read More...