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International year of millets 2023

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2023 the International year of millets: "Millets are among the first plants to be domesticated and are considered nutri-cereals due to their high nutritional content. Their potential to address climate change and food security is not being realized in full." #IYM2023

Millet symposium

The SLU Breeding Network, the SLU Plant Protection Network and SLU Global organised a symposium dedicated to millets on 5 September. Find out more!

Pearl millet and cowpea for healthy diets

Read a blog post by Sunera Zulficar Nurmomade, PhD student at the Department of Molecular Sciences.

Research projects

Learn about some ongoing research projects on millets and sorghum.


Get some facts about millets and other traditional crops.

News - internal and external

Millets in one minute - a film from FAO

Published: 13 September 2023 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se