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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Millets are quick to grow, full of important nutrients and they are a key crop of the semi-arid tropics in Asia and Africa due to their resistance to heat and drought. This ancient grain has potential to become a main staple food again, however in many areas this cereal has lost popularity.

In the UK, this small, golden, round seed is best known as bird food, but we want to demonstrate it is a very tasty food source for us as well. High in fibre and naturally gluten-free, it is a perfect addition to the modern food plate. From porridge, biscuits and cakes to curries and polentas, there are many delicious recipes to try.

Join us at the Marquee on the Lawn in the Downing Site to learn more about millets, and pick up some exciting recipes to try.

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Toby Smith Shoot Unit

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
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Marquee on the Lawn, Downing Site, CB2 3EA