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Listen to the story of millets from a Chennai startup

Are millets going to be a big part of our food in future? It appears that they better be!

Listen to Sanjeeta kk of OGMO Foods talk about millets and her millets startup journey

𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐢 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩, 𝐌𝐚𝐫 18, 10 𝐚𝐦 – 2 𝐚𝐦, Haddows Club, Nungambakkam

Organized by the Chennai Climate Consortium.

India was a land of millets, and it still is. But from about 35 million hectares in earlier times, its cultivation now is down to 15 million hectares. Even after this dramatic drop, we are the world’s largest producer of millets.

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞? 𝐈𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐛?

𝐈’𝐦 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝.

Compared to rice, millets are better for the environment & climate, and equally important, better for your health.

These kindly grains represent a climate resilient, nutritious food crop.

=> Millets are drought-resistant, require far less water than rice (only about 30% of what rice cultivation requires) and can grow in poor soil conditions.

=> They are a good source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, and are gluten-free.

Interestingly, as they can grow in a variety of soils and climates, they represent a excellent crop option for farmers in many regions in India.

In other words, 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐫-𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲, 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐩. (India produces about 12 million tons of millets and 120 million tons of rice a year – that’s some growth potential, don’t you think?)

In fact, it was at 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 2023 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 by the United Nations.

I’m fascinated by millets, folks.

And I’m looking forward to Sanjeeta’s story on millets & her millets startup on Mar 18th at the Chennai Climate Startup Stories workshop.

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐚’𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐮 – 𝐦𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐞: 9952910083 – 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫.

See you there.

(More about the workshop from here – agenda et al – https://lnkd.in/gEh7U4rF

See my LinkedIn post on this topic


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