This audio slideshow visits a remote corner of southern India, whose bleak, parched terrain supports few crops. It is one location of an IDRC (International Development Research Centre) project that aims to revive millet farming in South Asia. The initiative helps farmers to test a millet variety of their choice. It is also trying to introduce modern millet recipes, for example noodles and millet snacks such as biscuits, to entice children and young people back to the crop.
This piece was produced by SciDev.Net’s South Asia desk.