Enhancing conservation and use of nutritious and underutilised millets in family farms
Landraces of millets are preferred by farm families since time immemorial not only for their high nutritional qualities, but also inherent capacities to withstand weather changes, and for pest and disease resistant traits. Although, these crops are part of the food culture in Kolli hills (Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu), over the last three decades farmers have moved to cultivating cash crops like cassava, coffee and pepper.
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Contributing authors – E. D. Israel Oliver King, P. Yuvaraj, R. Baskar, P. Thangavel, A. Annadurai, S Chinnathambi
Editorial support – R Surya
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