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2023 was declared as the ‘International Year of Millets’. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Mumbai-born singer-songwriter, Falguni Shah’s (Falu) ‘Abundance in Millets’ song has been nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards under the Best Global Music Performance Category

The song which promotes global awareness of millets to help minimise world hunger, features the Indian Prime Minister (PM), Narendra Modi delivering a speech during the inauguration of the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference which took place in March this year.

2023 was declared as the ‘International Year of Millets’, following a proposal put forward by India, and endorsed by the members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), along with the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.

“The shared efforts of our farmers and Shree Anna (global millets) will adorn India and world’s prosperity with a new radiance,” stated PM Modi during the conference, which was also quoted in the song. “Today, as the world celebrates International Millet Year, India, with pride takes the lead in this initiative.”

IFAD is acting and innovating to ensure developing countries and vulnerable populations have the financing they need to develop and take climate action. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be presenting its first sustainable bonds impact report at the London Stock Exchange on 21 November 2023

Bayer plans to bring DSR to one million hectares, supporting two million early adopter-smallholder farmers in India by 2030. (Image source: Bayer)

Bayer, with it plans to support two million early adopter-smallholder farmers and their families in India by 2030 and expand to the Philippines starting 2024, has introduced the direct-seeded rice (DSR) system at the sixth International Rice Congress in Manila, Philippines

Embu County smallholder farmers access digital credit for maize production through agri-tech platform and innovative insurance, enhancing financial inclusion. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

At least 1,000 smallholder maize farmers in Embu County are set to benefit from access to digital credit for inputs and insurance to boost agricultural production 

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