1st Edition

Millets and Other Potential Crops Ensuring Climate Resilience and Nutritional Security

    372 Pages 38 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Deeply rooted in indigenous peoples’ culture and traditions, millets (also called ‘nutricereals’ are ancestral crops high in nutritional value. As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option and help guarantee food security.

    This book presents the basic principles and practices of millets and other potential crops towards climate resilience and nutritional security. It discuses the role of millets in sustainable agriculture, the medicinal use of foxtail millet, exotic fruits in India, and climate-resilient fruit and vegetable crops.

    The goal of this work is to promote the sustainable cultivation of millets, also under adverse and changing climatic conditions and improving their quality, highlighting their potential to provide new sustainable market opportunities for producers and consumers.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)

    Message (Prof. Pravat Kumar Roul)

    Message (Dr. Dilip Kumar Dash)

    Message (Dr. Somnath Roy Chowdhury)


    About the Editors

    1. International Year of Millets-Unleashing its Potential in Making a Sustainable World

    Mamata Mohapatra, Sibasis Mahapatra, Sheetal Das, Akash Kumar Jena, Manaswini Mahapatra, Jyoti Prakash Sahoo

    2. Millets: Super Food for Nutrition Security and Livelihood Improvement

    Subrat Pattanaik and Arati Priyadarshini

    3. Climate Change and Millets: A Global Food Security for an Improving Livelihood

    Kaushik Pramanik, Debarati Sealand, Amit Layek

    4. The Vital Role of Millets in Sustainable Agriculture: Ensuring Food Security and Enhancing Environmental Sustainability

    Arjun Kumar Agarwal

    5. Role of Minor Millets in the Context of Climate Change and Genomic Resources

    Ajay, Nikumani Choudhury

    6. Millets in Organic Agricultural System

    Nikumani Choudhury, Ajay, Md Salman A. Choudhury

    7. Breeding for Genetic Improvement of Millets

    Madhuri Pradhan, Manasi Dash

    8. Millets: A Biotechnological Perspective

    Jyoti Prakash Dash

    9. Finger Millet: A Sustainable Approach for Nutritional Security and its Biofortification

    Pratikshya Mishra and Smruti Ranjan Padhan

    10. Foxtail Millet: Origin, Production, Nutritional Benefits and Medicinal Use

    Itishree Nayak, Bijayalaxmi Sahoo, Parameswaran C

    11. Kodo Millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum) - A Nutri-rich Millet Crop: Nutritional Composition, Health Benefits and Food Product Developments

    Rashmi Mishra, Neela Satheesh

    12. Millets: Its Diseases and Management

    Shiv Kumar Yadav and Ruchi Kumari

    13. Economic Importance of Major Millet Pests and their Management Techniques

    S. Sen, S. Borkataki, C. A. Reddy and P. S. Saranya

    14. Insect Pests of Major Millets and Integrated Strategies for their Management

    Saraswati Mahato and Bhabani Mahankuda

    15. Recent Approaches for Management of Insect Disease Problems in Pearl Millet

    B C Anu, Rahul Singh Rajput and Rishabh Raj

    16. Exotic Fruits in India: Production, Nutritional Benefits and Medicinal Properties

    Bijayalaxmi Sahoo, Itishree Nayak, Parameswaran C, Khirodkumar Sahoo

    17. Flourishing the Climate Resilient Fruit Crops to Ensure Global Food and Nutritional Security

    Amit Layek, Kaushik Pramanik1 and Debarati Seal

    18. Vegetables: A Food to Ensure Economic and Dietary Security

    Debarati Seal, Amit Layek2 and Kaushik Pramanik

    19. Bioactive Compounds in Jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) Ensuring Nutritional Security

    Pravallikasree Rayanoothala, Manaswini Mahapatra, Suchismita Balabantaray and Siddhartha Shankar Sharma

    20. Meet the Incredible, the Unsung Heroes of Crops in Alleviating Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Sushree Sangita Choudhury, Hemlata Singh and Jyostnarani Pradhan

    21. Importance of Millets for Enhancement of Calcium Content and Thickness in Eggshell of Granivorous Birds

    Renu Bala and Kamalpreet Kaur

    22. Climate Change Resilient through Modern Farming in Vegetable Cultivation

    Suprava Biswal, Ambika Prasad Mishra


    Jyostnarani Pradhan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, Bihar, India. She has contributed to many research projects as P.I. and Co-I. and has guided 5 M.Sc.(Plant Physiology) students as Major Advisor. She is presently working on stress physiology, secondary metabolites and seed physiology in various crops.

    Jyoti Prakash Sahoo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, C.V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has authored numerous research and review articles in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Science. He has also been recipient of the ‘Foxcules India Prime Quality Education Award – 2021’ for his contribution towards education.

    Kailash Chandra Samal is Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. He specialises in Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Tissue culture, Microbial technology, DNA fingerprinting, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has also developed cost-efficient protocols for largescale micropropagation of several plant species, including banana, ginger, turmeric, sugarcane, stevia and sarpagnadha etc.

    Manasi Dash serves as Faculty in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics from OUAT in the year 1996 and 2005 respectively. She holds the credit of releasing one Sesame variety “Kalinga Sesame-3-1” and has also been instrumental in carrying out externally funded project from DBT Bio-Care, Govt. of India and RKVY, Govt. of Odisha.