2023 has been recognised by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) as the ‘International Year of Millets’ (in German, Hirse).
Known as a climate resilient and nutritious grain, millets are grown and sold globally and have a historical significance in our kitchens and the way crops are farmed. This is especially true with the need to be more climate resilient, sustainable and foster economic growth; key elements of the 2030 Agenda.
In partnership with the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt and Alliance Concept GmbH, the Indo-German Centre brought the celebration to campus in the week of 8 May 2023. Each day, a different millet-based dish was available on campus and volunteers provided information on the diversity of cooking with millets and their health benefits.
More information about the FAO’s recognition of the grain and its uses can be found directly on their website.