UN fund supports efforts to revitalise millet production in India

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Malliga eating millet dish with her family [Adapted from UNIFEED]

Late last month, India's parliament passed a food security bill which will guarantee subsidized food to the country's poorest people.

With approximately 800 million beneficiaries, it's one of the largest welfare schemes in the world, according to the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IFAD has been supporting efforts to encourage farmers in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to return to cultivating—and consuming—varieties of millet, a cereal crop that is rich in nutrition.

Dianne Penn has the story.

Duration: 2'23"

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