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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


Production constraints1
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


REQUIREMENTS FOR REVIVAL

Genetic Improvement

Resource management technology

Enlarging demand and market



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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