Barnyard millet for food & nutritional security
Barnyard millet for food & nutritional security is coming up as an important crop. Barnyard millet i.e. Jhangora/Madira is an important food crop in the hills of Uttarakhand in India. It is a nutritious crop and hence can better address both the food security and nutrition security.
Barnyard millet can be grown in wide range of soil and climate. It has better edge over wheat and rice as cereals crop for its better resistance capabilities. Barnyard millet is resistant to adverse climate .It can be grown under wide range of climate and can survive in adverse climate. The stalks of the barnyard millets are used for cattle.