Home   »   Promoting Millet Production in India

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Strengthening Climate Resilient Agriculture

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Strengthening Climate Resilient Agriculture_40.1

 

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Context

  • Recently, NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to promote millet production in India.
  • The Statement of Intent (Sol) focuses on strategic and technical collaboration between NITI Aayog and UNWFP for strengthening climate-resilient agriculture in India.

NITI Aayog’s State Health Index

 

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Key Points

  • The partnership focuses on mainstreaming of millets and supporting India in taking lead globally in knowledge exchange using the opportunity of 2023 as an International Year of Millets.
  • Further, the partnership will aim at building resilient livelihoods for small-holder farmers and adaptation capacities to climate change and transforming food systems.
  • The NITI Aayog and UNWFP partnership also aim to strengthen climate-resilient agriculture for enhanced food and nutrition security in India.

PANEX-21 Exercise: Pune hosted PANEX-21 Military Exercise

 

NITI Aayog signs a SOI with the UNWFP- Key Activities and Collaboration

  • Joint development of a compendium of good practices around millets mainstreaming in priority states and development of a scaling-up strategy.
  • To provide technical support for scaling up of millets mainstreaming through intense engagement in select states with support from state governments, IIMR & other associated institutions.
    • Parties will jointly organize a national consultation for line ministries of the Government of India, concerned departments of State governments, select academic institutions and organizations working in the field of millets mainstreaming.
  • To support leveraging of India’s expertise to benefit other developing countries for millets mainstreaming by the creation of knowledge management platforms and facilitation of knowledge exchange.

NITI Aayog’s Geospatial Energy Map of India

 

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Plan of Action

The outcome of this partnership will be achieved in the following four phases:

  • Phase I: Development of a best practice compendium around millet mainstreaming and a scale-up strategy.
  • Phase II: Support scale-up of millet mainstreaming through knowledge sharing and intense engagement with select states
  • Phase III: Leverage India’s expertise to support developing countries for millet mainstreaming
  • Phase IV: Working on building capacities for climate-resilient and adaptive livelihood practices.

NITI Aayog Report: 11 Measures to Improve School Education

 

Other steps taken by the government for promoting Millet Production

  • Recognizing the importance of millets, the Government of India observed 2018 as a year of millets to encourage and promote millet production.
    • Leading this initiative further, GoI spearheaded the UNGA resolution for declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • Establishment of centre for Excellence, Integration of Nutri-cereals in National Food Security Act and establishment of Millet Mission in multiple states.

NITI AAYOG Handbook on Sustainable Plastic Management

 

NITI Aayog signs a SoI with the UNWFP- Way Forward

  • Government should shift the focus of food distribution programs from ‘calories fundamentalism’ to providing a more diversified food basket.
  • The calory rich food basket should include coarse grains and millets to improve the nutritional status of pre-school children and women of reproductive age.

 

Also Read:

PRALAY: Successful launch of surface-to-surface missile KAPILA Campaign PANEX-21 Exercise: Pune hosted PANEX-21 Military Exercise Olive Ridley Turtle
Stockholm Convention South-South Innovation Platform: First Agri-tech Cohort Announced Major Dams in India: Major Dams and Hydropower Projects in India Bharatanatyam- Indian Classical Dance
Beej Gram Yojana: Seed Village Program DIKSHA for Children with Disabilities Right to be Forgotten |EXPLAINED| Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) Extended for 2021-26

Sharing is caring!