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Lessons from Odisha Millets Mission | A Case for Mainstreaming Millets

Author: WFP India
The report highlights Millets as nutritious, climate resilient crop and, an excellent solution for the current agricultural and nutritional crisis in India.

To boost the production of the nutrient-rich millets, the Government of India observed the year 2018 as India’s “National Year of Millets”. Odisha Millet Mission (OMM) is a flagship programme of the government of Odisha launched in 2017 to improve nutrition at the household level through the revival of millets in farms and on plates of tribal communities in Odisha. World Food Programme, India, signed an MoU with Odisha Millet Mission to assess the key achievements of OMM, the operational model followed, plans, lessons learned and documents the best practices of OMM experience to develop a range of knowledge products. The assessment included the end-to-end value chain interventions under OMM and is identifying scalable and innovative approaches. WFP has tried to bring together all the relevant information around OMM in a consolidated platform by creating policy briefs, reports, and case studies.