Millets value chain for nutritional security: A replicable success model from India
This book published by CABI explores how the millet value chain can improve nutritional security. It demonstrates a successful and sustainable model for value addition to millets from production to consumption. The book is based on practical experience and the output of a National Agricultural Innovation Project in India. The authors outline practical interventions to revive the demand for millets as a convenient and nutritive option for consumers, whilst presenting a reliable model that can be adapted for the development of other commodities. The book includes chapters on nutritional evaluation, on-farm cultivation, intervention in food processing, entrepreneurship development, commercialization, popularization and policy sensitization. The development of successful value chains to revive demand for traditional cereals such as millets plays an important role in ensuring health and nutrition security in India. As such, this book can serve as a resource for researchers and advanced students in the fields of agriculture, food science and business management, in addition to policy makers, manufacturers and breeders.