Without any pretention, this documentary has been realised by a self-taught lady, with a very small budjet. However, the challenge is achieved : to catch your attention and to convince!
The work on the translation from french to English has just started and is going on!
To go further about the water challenges :
The story of H.R. Jayaram, a lawyer who wanted to be an organic farmer : « Millets are going to be the future food. The Cavery water crisis can be sold if the government of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu decide to switch to millets which requires less water to grow ».
8 oct. 2013, by United Nations
Minor millets used to be a staple food in India, but in the last five decades, almost half of their cultivation has been replaced with more lucrative cash crops and government subsidized rice, resulting in a major change in people's diets. Millets have up to 30 times more calcium than rice and much higher levels of micro-nutrients. They are also far more resilient to a changing climate. But is this enough to convince people to return to a crop they've virtually abandoned? Take a look at how IFAD worked with the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to get minor millets back on the menu.