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Reviving millets, reconnecting to cultures

By: Aman Singh (Consortium Council member) and Pratibha Sisodia

Farmers of Kerwawal Panchayat in Rajasthan found that by reviving bajra based cropping systems, their farming got liberated from water hungry crops such as cotton, onion and wheat. Reviving millets not only brought in more food and fodder, but also reconnected farming households to their traditional cultures where bajra is central.

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