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ADDRESSING PRODUCTION BARRIERS IN MINOR MILLETS V.VEERABADRAN. YIELD GAP IN MINOR MILLETS IN TAMILNADU 2007-08 (Kg/ha). YIELD GAP. PRODUCTION CONSTRAINTS. Marginal environment Poor returns Local varieties & traditional management Non-adoption of technology Poor promotion.

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production constraints
PRODUCTION CONSTRAINTS
  • Marginal environment
  • Poor returns
  • Local varieties & traditional management
  • Non-adoption of technology
  • Poor promotion
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Production constraints
  • Drudgery in processing
  • Consumption associated with poverty
  • Reduced demand due to shifts in consumption habits
  • Lack of government initiatives
in favour of minor millets
IN FAVOUR OF MINOR MILLETS
  • Resilience to thrive in harsh environment
  • Nutritious and health food
  • Multiple use as food, feed, fodder, neutraceutical, industrial, soil health
  • Short duration C4 crops for arid and semiarid tracts
  • Climate change ready crops
  • Crops for agro-biodiversity
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REQUIREMENTS FOR REVIVAL

Genetic Improvement

Resource management technology

Enlarging demand and market

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

  • Conflict of interest
  • constraint visualisation
  • more grain per unit area, time, water and energy
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Best suited agro-ecosystem

Culturable wastelands

Cultural management

Best cropping system

Low input, Low or no cost technology

Organic production

enlarging demand and market
ENLARGING DEMAND AND MARKET
  • Value addition
  • Cattle and poultry feed
  • Industrial use
  • Expand consumption zone
  • Sell in PDS
  • Nutrition and Health foods
  • Integration of all aspects
  • Change in nomenclature
  • Link up with other partners
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