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Chapatis of pearl millet for a changing climate

The people of rural India love their bajra chapatis. These flatbreads made of pearl millet flour are a highly nutritious staple in the diet of millions of Indians. And farmers love pearl millet because it will grow where other crops just don’t have a chance. But climate change is throwing all kinds of challenges at...

MODERNIZING INDIA’S PIGEONPEA BREEDING PROGRAM TO ENHANCE GENETIC GAINS

Strategies to revolutionize the pigeonpea breeding program in India, including delivering new varieties with market-friendly traits, was the main focus of a recent workshop, ‘Pigeonpea Product Design and Management’ conducted at ICRISAT India. A multidisciplinary team of scientists representing five agro-ecological zones of India brainstormed to update the Indian pigeonpea breeding program. India accounts for...

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