Need concentrated global push of millets amid challenges of covid, conflict and climate: S Jaishankar | India News

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NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said a concentrated global push for millets is needed as the three Cs of climate change, Covid-19 and conflict are impacting food security in some way or the other.
Millets are grown in 130 countries, including India, and a concentrated push by these countries for millets would enhance food security, increase self-reliance and global availability, the minister said.
Speaking at a pre-launch celebration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the minister shared how each of the 3Cs has impacted food security putting the global economy at risk due to the concentration of production centres and trade disruption.
He said de-risking the global economy requires more decentralised production and more self-reliance as well as “willingness” on part of the country not only to grow for themselves but to help each other.
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