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Neglected and Underutilized species - Finger Millet | by Bioversity International
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Neglected and Underutilized species - Finger Millet

For 15 years Bioversity has been working in Bolivia, Peru, India, Nepal, Yemen and the Mediterranean Basin to empower the rural poor by strengthening their identity, income opportunities and nutritional security through the improved use and marketing of Neglected and Underutilized Species.


African Finger millet is one of the neglected minor millets that thrive in harsh conditions. Finger millet is especially valuable as it contains the amino acid methionine, which is lacking in the diets of hundreds of millions of the poor who live on starchy staples such as cassava, plantain, polished rice, or maize meal.



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Credit: Bioversity International\ Y. Wachira

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Taken on May 11, 2010