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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Why are Cambridge researchers interested in millets? They are high in nutrients, quick to grow and resilient to the effects of climate change. They are an ideal crop for the hot and dry agricultural areas in India. Once, millets were among the most geographically widespread crops in the world, however popularity has declined in favour of wheat, maize and rice. These small-grain cereals are however on track to make a comeback to our plates. Professor Martin Jones (Department of Archaeology) and Dr Shreya Sinha (Department of Geography) will talk about the ancient and modern practices of growing millets: from prehistoric beginnings of millet farming to today’s challenges faced by Indian small holders. Can this small seed make a big difference?

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Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00
Event location: 
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3EA