Sharing of Results of RESMISA Project
Public policy analysis and change aimed at policy environment conducive to small millets in South Asia
National Consultation on Promotion of Small Millets
National seminar on Recent Advances of Varietal Improvement in Small Millets
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 Variability for Yield and Yield Related Traits in Fingermillet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn] Genotypes
PPR 2885 – A High Yielding Finger Millet Cultivar Suitable for Cultivation in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Gujarat states
Theme 2 : Participatory Varietal Improvement in Small Millets
Theme 3 : Innovative ways for Dissemination of Improved Varieties at Community Level
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
Uncultivated Edible Greens (UCG) - A less explored aspect of Contribution of Small Millet Cropping Systems (SMCS) for Nutrition of Poor Rural Families in India
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...
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...