Millets: a solution to agrarian and nutritional challenges

Kumar, A. and Tomer, V. and Kaur, A. and Kumar, V. and etl, . (2018) Millets: a solution to agrarian and nutritional challenges. Agriculture & Food Security, 7 (31). pp. 1-15.

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World is facing agrarian as well as nutritional challenges. Agricultural lands with irrigation facilities have been exploited to maximum, and hence we need to focus on dry lands to further increase grain production. Owing to low fertility, utilization of dry lands to produce sufficient quality grains is a big challenge. Millets as climate change compliant crops score highly over other grains like wheat and rice in terms of marginal growing conditions and high nutritional value. These nutri-cereals abode vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, phyto-chemicals and antioxidants that can help to eradicate the plethora of nutritional deficiency diseases. Millets cultivation can keep dry lands productive and ensure future food and nutritional security.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Millets, Dry lands, Nutrition, Nutri-cereals, Micronutrient deficiency
Author Affiliation: Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004, India
Subjects: Postharvest Management
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 10:42

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