EarthPoorna: Ensuring and supporting the livelihood of women and farmers in India

EarthPoorna

EarthPoorna: EarthPoorna, a social venture by Sucheta Bhandare of Pune involves women in the business and procures millet directly from farmers and thus ensures and supports the livelihood of women and farmers. It was a humble beginning with a passion for farming that attracted Sucheta to study the whole millet ecosystem and understand the problems … Read more

Researchers identified Climate Resilient Native Finger Millet Landraces from Koraput Valley

Climate Resilient Native Finger Millet Landraces

Climate Resilient Native Finger Millet Landraces: Researchers from the Central University of Odisha have made a remarkable study by identifying indigenous Finger Millet (Ragi) landraces grown by tribal farmers in the Koraput area that are stress-resistant. These exceptional millets have a remarkable capacity for drought tolerance, which could make them reliable food security crops for … Read more

Odisha’s Millet Landraces Legacy: Pioneering Millet Varieties Enriching Sustainable Agriculture

Odisha's Millet Landraces

Odisha’s Millet Landraces: In a groundbreaking stride towards agro-biodiversity preservation and sustainable agricultural practices, Odisha has etched its name in history as the first Indian state to formally release four indigenous landraces of finger millet (Eleusine coracana). These exceptional landraces, named Kundra Bati, Laxmipur Kalia, Malyabanta Mami, and Gupteswar Bharati, have been designated as notified … Read more

The Top 10 Millet-Based Products You Need to Try Right Now

Millet-based Products

Introduction: Millet-based Products Millet has rightfully earned its status as the new superfood, offering a range of benefits for our health, gluten-free diets, and the environment. With its impressive nutritional profile, suitability for gluten-free diets, and positive impact on sustainability, millet shines as a versatile grain that can transform our meals and contribute to a … Read more

What are the Opportunities and Challenges in Millet Sector in India?

opportunities and challenges in millet sector

Opportunities and Challenges in Millet Sector: In today‚Äôs context, the millet sector has been facing a lot of challenges pertaining to the production of millets, processing, value addition, marketing, and consumption. At the same time, there are a lot of opportunities for entrepreneurs in the millet sector. The challenges can be mitigated by taking extra … Read more

Millet Milk -A Powerful Dairy-Free Alternative Milk Trending Now in India

Millet Milk

Millet Milk – Introduction Millet milk is gaining popularity in India as a healthy and sustainable alternative to traditional dairy milk. Millets are a group of small-seeded grasses that have been cultivated in India for thousands of years. They are known for their high nutritional value, being gluten-free, and their ability to grow in harsh … Read more

Book on Millet Business Ideas inspired Charles of Uganda 5000 km away from India

Millet Business Ideas book inspired Charles

Book on Millet Business Ideas Inspired Charles: It was the happiest day to get an email from a person from Uganda that too after reading my book. Today, I thought to share the conversation with you. Hope this conversation inspires and motivates you. Charles writes to me: Inspired by your book I have completed reading … Read more

Exploring the Top Millet Consumption Trends in Current and Future Context

Millet Consumption Trends

Millet Consumption Trends: Millet is a group of small-seeded grasses that are widely cultivated for food in various parts of the world. They are known for their resilience and adaptability, thriving in arid and drought-prone regions. Due to their superiority, now termed as Nutri-Cereals. Millets are also highly nutritious, providing a range of vitamins and … Read more

MIIRA: India’s Initiative to Promote Millets at the International Level

MIIRA

What is MIIRA? MIIRA stands for ”Millet International Initiative for Research and Awareness. India introduced a draft on MIIRA which was placed during the first Agriculture Deputies Meeting under the Agriculture Working Group (AWG), G20 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Feb 13-15, 2023. Before, going into details of MIIRA, let us understand why this initiative … Read more

Millet Value Chain Analysis for the Millet Entrepreneurs | Millet Advisor

Millet Value Chain

Millet Value Chain Analysis: To understand the millet value chain from farm to plate, we need to see the activities carried out under production, processing, marketing, and consumption. Each activity needs to be analyzed considering the parameters. The parameters considered under production are the types of millets grown in different states of India, the land … Read more