“A Discussion on Diet During COVID-19 Lockdown” – An Interview with Prof Sumantra Ray, Founding Chair & Executive Director, The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge (UK)

Interviewed by Dinesh Balam, WASSAN (OMM) | April 5, 2020 An Interview with Prof Sumantra Ray,  Founding Chair & Executive Director,  The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge (UK)   Q. Can you give a brief intro about the work of The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health? The NNEdPro Global... Continue Reading →

Government of Odisha to plan distribution of 93000 Quintals of Ragi procured under Odisha Millets Mission (OMM)

Written by Dinesh Balam, RRA Network | March 30, 2020 Government of Odisha launched “Odisha Millets Mission” in 2017. Design of this mission emerged from the consultation organized by NCDS, ASHA Network and RRA Network in collaboration with Government of Odisha. Odisha Millets Mission has unique architecture where implementation is done by government in close... Continue Reading →

Government of Maharashtra to study “Odisha Millets Mission” to initiate similar State Millet Mission

Written by Dinesh Balam, RRA Network | March 14, 2020 India Millet Mission (NFSM-Nutri Cereal Mission) was launched on 28th September at Pune, Maharashtra. In the launching workshop of NFSM-Nutri Cereal Mission, the design and multi-stakeholder approach of Odisha Millets Mission were appreciated. In the plenary session of the launching workshop, the Government of India... Continue Reading →

Millets – One of the Many Ways to Food Security

Written by Neeraja Kudrimoti*, State Program Officer - Transformation of Aspirational Districts Program (Chhattisgarh), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, RRA Network WordPress | March 14, 2020 * She can be reached at neerajakudrimoti87@gmail.com Millets have been traditionally cultivated for household consumption. But, paddy has replaced land under millets and also from the dietary habits of the indigenous population of... Continue Reading →

Government of Madhya Pradesh to engage with RRA Network and Civil Society on Designing Millet Policy (Mission on Coarse Cereals and Millets)

Written by Dinesh Balam, RRA Network | March 5, 2020 Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh recently announced that a mission on millets will be launched in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Government of Madhya Pradesh had discussions with SRIJAN on their experiences of promotion of millets in Madhya Pradesh and... Continue Reading →

Inauguration of Assam FPO Forum (CAFPO) by the Agriculture minister of Assam, Mr Atul Bora, in partnerships with SRIJAN India and in collaboration with FPO promoting organizations of Assam

Written by Aditya Kuma, Team Leader, SRIJAN (New Delhi) | February 29, 2020 SRIJAN in collaboration with Civic Engagement Alliance has been working in Assam on the Pathway – 3 program for the Strategic Partnership of Convening and Convincing for strengthening FPOs since 2017. This program is aimed at creating examples on the grass roots... Continue Reading →

Farmers Producers Companies to benefit from Simple Processing – The Case of Ghummar Mahila Custard Apple Pulp Producers Company

Author(s) Ved Arya (Founder & CEO of SRIJAN, New Delhi) & M.V.Ashok (Tata Chair Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Former CGM, NABARD** | November 4, 2019 ** mvashok2007@gmail.com   ABSTRACT The concept of Farmers collectives was originally conceived to overcome the challenges of farmers who operate on a stand alone basis. This... Continue Reading →

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