Small millets are an often overlooked staple food for milliions living in the harshest, food-insecure regions of the developing world. They are rich in micronutrients - far more so than most Small millets are rich in micronutrients – far more so than most rice, maize and wheat varieties – and account for about 10% of global millet production. They are extremely resilient in the face of drought and other abiotic stresses, making them valuable food security crops for millions living in marginal environments.
~10,000 - Number of small millet accessions conserved in ICRISAT-supported genebanks
5 tons/hectare - Yield potential (tons/hectare) of finger millet under optimal conditions
12.5% – Protein content of proso millet, higher than that of wheat