MILLETS…WHY WE NEED THEM…
Rare are the cereals that are not going to be affected by climate change and its consequences. Millets are the most resistant to drought.
Requiring neither inputs nor chemicals, and able to grow in the most barren lands, they let farmers be independent of multinational companies.
…AND WHY MILLETS ARE IN NEED OF US !
In all cultures they are associated to a village-like mode of life and are depreciated.
There is an urgent need to associate them with a positive and modern image, and to support the sustainable development of a new farmer-food-processor-consumer channel in order that millets return with force to the fields.
WE, as consumers, have a decisive role to play!
In France too, while subsidies have not stopped supporting a costly agriculture based on irrigation, we are in need of their return.