Date: 5 September 2023 | 14:00-15:00 CEST
The United Nations General Assembly at its 75th Session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). As part of the IYM2023 celebration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing a “IYM Global Webinar Series” to shed light on the various environmental, social and economic benefits of millets, their rich heritage and their vast potential.
Dr Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institution (APAARI) will shed light on the multifaceted benefits of millets, setting the stage for a captivating discourse. Beyond their nutritional value and ability to stave off food insecurity, millets hold a rich heritage and immense untapped potential that encourages us to explore further.
Join this webinar to learn more about the climate resilience characteristics of millets, the FAO Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) modelling framework developed for millets and farmers’ experience in growing millets in drylands.
14:00–14:05: Opening remarks by Mr Ravi Khetarpal, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institution (APAARI)
14:05-14:15: Climate resilient characteristic of millets by Ms Damaris Odeny, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Kenya
14:15 –14:25: Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) modelling framework and millets by Mr Matieu Henry / Ms Federica Chiozza, FAO Land and Water Division
14:25 –14:35: Millets production in dry zone areas by Ms Megha Desai, Self employed women’s association (SEWA), World Rural Forum
14:35 –14:55: Q&A session
14:55 –15:00: Closing remarks by Mr Fenton Beed, FAO Plant Production and Protection Division
The webinar will be moderated by Mr Fenton Beed, Agricultural Officer, FAO