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National Workshop on Nutri Cereals at Krushi Bhawan, BBSR, Odisha

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan

On World Food Day i.e. 16th October, a National Workshop on Nutri Cereals is being held at Krushi Bhawan, BBSR, Odisha. ICRISAT partners with its research capabilities says Mr. Arabinda. K. Padhee, Country Director, ICRISAT on climate resilient Nutri Cereals. Mr. Subhash Chandra from the Directorate of Millets Development is one of the eminent speakers in the National Workshop. Mr.  Asit Kumar Tripathy, IAS Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha had his august presence at the National Workshop on Nutri Cereal-Millets. Mr. Tripathy released the booklet Odisha Millets Mission, felicitated farmers and NGO members who have done exemplary work in millet. In his address Tripathy emphasized on taking the Odisha Millets Mission to the next level and how it will benefit the farmers as a whole.

 The workshop shall discuss the Odisha model for promotion of millets along with experiences on millet promotion of other state governments as well. Farmers who have taken initiative to adopt improved agronomic practices and participated in other initiatives shall be felicitated during the workshop.

Topics of discussion

1. Promotion of Seed Diversity in millets

2. Policy Initiatives in Millets

3. Challenges for inclusion of millets in ICDS/MDM

4. Challenges and opportunities in marketing and value

5. Research Initiatives in millets

6. Sharing of experiences of NGO’s on improved agronomic practices in millets


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