The ancient grain that could help farmers in drought

Millet is a versatile crop that can be ground into flour or used in salads and cereals. (ABC Rural: Brett Worthington)

Millet is a versatile crop that can be ground into flour or used in salads and cereals. (ABC Rural: Brett Worthington)

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Millets are a cereal crop that have largely been forgotten by the developed world and in recent decades have been grown more for animal feed than human consumption.

But researchers hope the ancient grain could help farmers battling dry conditions, while also helping to tackle global obesity and malnourishment.

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Joanna Kane-Potaka, International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Bharath Dantulur, Hyderabad restaurant owner
Jessica Fanzo, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
ReporterBrett Worthington

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