Millet is an extremely old crop, possibly the first cereal grain that was domesticated by early farmers. It is thought to have been grown as early as 5500 BC in China and perhaps even earlier in other regions like Africa and India where it grew as a wild plant. Millet is mentioned in the Bible (Ezekiel 4:9).     Some research also indicates that early man cultivated millet in Switzerland during …

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How is promoting Sustainable Development Goal Two

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 …

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Velvet Tamarind (Yooyi)

Velvet tamarind (Dalium guineense) belongs to the genus Dalium and to the family of leguminosae. Legumes are good sources of protein and energy.  Legumes are nutritionally useful for both human and animal consumption and also for improvement of soil fertility.  It is found in Ghana, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Thailand, Vietnam and …

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