Millets: a forgotten superfood making a comeback amid climate change

Millets are a type of cereal crop. They’re a good source of protein and fibre and were once a staple food in Asia and Africa before wheat, rice and maize replaced them. But now, millets are being grown again and promoted, thanks to their high nutritional value and their ability to flourish in harsh conditions. The UN named 2023 as the International Year of Millets. Millets have deep root systems that allow them to survive droughts. They don’t need irrigating and require almost no pesticides or fertilizer.