NITI Aayog and WFP Unveil Inspiring Stories Compendium on Millets Mainstreaming

  • 15 Jan 2024

A compendium featuring inspiring stories from India, Asia, and African countries on the mainstreaming of millets was launched in New Delhi on 12th Jan by NITI Aayog and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Key Points

  • Capacity Building and Scaling Up: The compendium, a result of the Mapping and Exchange of Good Practices (MEGP) Initiative, aims to facilitate capacity building and scale up best practices in millet adoption globally.
  • Successful Collaboration: The initiative, started in July 2022, is a successful collaboration between NITI Aayog and WFP, emphasizing the importance of sharing experiences and expertise on millets.
  • Reference for Integration: The compendium is expected to serve as a reference for integrating millets into mainstream food systems. It offers insights for informed decision-making through South-South cooperation and policy dialogues.
  • Common Strands in Discussion: During the launch, common strands in the open discussion included the promotion of millets as a staple food, dietary diversification through millets, and a focused increase in investments and productivity.