Agriculture News: international An MoU has been signed between the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Nafed to promote International Millet Year 2023. Both the organizations will work together for promotion and marketing of coarse cereals based products. Accordingly, this agreement has been made. This will also help in distribution of products based on coarse cereals based products.
Both the organizations will support coarse grain based products
In view of the International Year of Coarse Cereals (IYoM) 2023 proposed by the Government of India at the United Nations and celebrated across the world, the two organizations will work together for the promotion and marketing of coarse cereals based products. Accordingly, this agreement has been made. India is gearing up to promote the consumption of coarse cereals across the world. In order to maximize the consumption of coarse cereals based products across the country, both these organizations will promote coarse cereals based products. It will also manage, promote and supply markets.
Objective of setting up Farmer Producer Institute
The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and NAFED will collaborate in key areas such as providing advisory support to processors of coarse cereals based products to develop value added coarse cereals related products. Inclusion of other start-ups including IIMR affiliated start-ups with Indian Coarse Cereals Research Institute. Formation of Farmer Producer Organizations, especially to develop a range of coarse grain based products. Promotion and sale of coarse cereals based products through the network of NAFED Bazaar stores and other organizations affiliated to NAFED and establishment of Bajra based vending machines at various locations in Delhi-NCR. It will also help in distribution of products based on coarse cereals based products.
More than 70 countries support India
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2023 as the International Year of Coarse Cereals. The United Nations accepted the proposal given by the Government of India in this regard. It was supported by more than 70 countries. It will help in creating worldwide awareness about the importance of whole grains, the role of whole grains in sustainable agriculture and the benefits of whole grains as a smart and super food. India produces more than 17 million tonnes of coarse cereals, and in Asia, more than 80 percent of coarse cereals are produced in India. With this record production, India is poised to become a global hub of coarse cereals.