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The manual is a recipe booklet for millet-based bakery products, dosa and chapati mixtures, pasta and vermicelli from millet flours; recipes for instant millet mixes, cookies, sweets and main courses preparation. The manual functions as part of a much larger project "Scaling Up Small Millet Post...

This report contains thirteen manuscripts which were prepared under the guidance of workshop trainers on scientific writing, covering research design, methods of data analysis, sampling procedures, discussion, and results, as well as proper citations and references. The trainers witnessed good...

The presentation outlines local and regional value chain development for small millets, where millet foods need to transform from "niche foods" to "mass foods." As part of a larger project, "Scaling Up Small Millet Post-Harvest and Nutritious Food Products" this presentation describes...

Women's labour force participation and wages are deeply influenced by social norms, and in developing countries, economic growth alone has no robust effect on female employment. How to measure women's economic empowerment and assess impact of policies is a key concern of the GrOW program. This...

The project aimed to improve food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia through scaling up of pulse innovations. Results show that 70,000 farm households were positively impacted and nine primary cooperatives established, including three women's cooperatives. Introducing...

Millets have high nutritive value comparable to that of major cereals such as wheat and rice. Potential health benefits are attributed to consumption of millets such as prevention of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; reducing tumour incidence; lowering blood pressure, risk of heart...

As part of the larger project: "Scaling Up Small Millet Post-Harvest and Nutritious Food Products" the policy workshop acted "To discuss and develop concrete policy support needed for mainstreaming small millets at State and Central Government levels in improving production; development of...

Digital tools are improving people’s ability to innovate, organize, document, and share online, but they also enable broad surveillance, tracking, censorship and, in some cases, repression.

While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also frequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the...

Kenya has an estimated 18.2 million cattle, 16.3 million sheep, and 24.6 million goats. The majority of these animals are held by smallholder farmers who depend on livestock for their livelihoods.

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