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Talk: ‘Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming’

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Professor Martin Jones and Dr Shreya Sinha to discover the ancient and modern practices of growing millets: from prehistoric beginnings of millet farming to today’s challenges faced by Indian small holders.

Millets are high in nutrients, quick to grow and resilient to the effects of climate change. Once among the most widespread crops in the world, this seed’s popularity has declined in favour of wheat, maize and rice. Yet, these small-grain cereals are on track to make a comeback to our plates. Can this small seed make a big difference?

More details at https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/millet. Booking is essential and opens at 11am on Monday, 11th February 2019.



March 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge