29 January 2014
The link between our world and science has always fascinated me. One of my interests is crop science and how some of the world’s most important foods in our society will be affected by climate change.
|There are several advantages of neglected and underutilised species|
|Growing crops such as foxtail millet (Setaria italica), can give better nutrition, improve livelihoods and offer a way to deal with climate change. Photo: Bioversity International|
It’s been proven to work too. A study in the Kolli Hills region of India showed that by introducing mini-mills to local farmers in communities, harvesting the crop was successful, and education programmes helped promote its nutritional and economical value (Ravi et al., 2010). The study was run by the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation a few years ago. Successful programmes like these can now be implemented in other countries; the success of minor millets can now be enrolled in other countries.
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