Researchers have identified genes in Africa’s local food crops that can improve resistance to drought and can tolerate heat waves too.
Africa’s arid environment is not suited for crops like rice and maize. Orphan crops like finger millets, little millet; African yam bean, jojoba and jatropha are commonly found in the continent.
India and Food Security
Crop Diversification: a Solution for Food insecurity
Promotion of indigenous Crops
The Government of India has approved 2018 as the National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and the agro-industries involved in its production. The increased production of Millets will help fight against hunger and mitigate climate change effects in the long run.
Types of Millets in India
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