TBR and the International Year of Millets!

The United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). millets are an important crop for promoting sustainability, climate change adaptation, biodiversity, and food security. By supporting the cultivation and consumption of millets, we can help build a more resilient and sustainable food system that benefits both people and the planet. #IYM2023 will be an opportunity to raise awareness of, and direct policy attention to the nutritional and health benefits of millets and their suitability for cultivation under adverse and changing climatic conditions. Millets like ragi, jowar, and bajra have been a part of TBR’s food basket for years now, and IYM2023 is an ideal opportunity to advocate for their inclusion in public distribution systems to fight malnutrition and simultaneously build nutrition security. TBR has therefore partnered with the prestigious Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR) which is the lead government organisation for IYM2023 in India along with People to People Health Foundation (PPHF), and we look forward to building awareness together and strengthening the food system further!