International Year of Millets – 2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, organized an opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets-2023 at its headquartered in Rome, Italy in December 2022

  • India’s proposal was approved by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2018.
  • The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2023 as International Year of Millets at its 75 Session in March, 2021.

Global Distribution

  • India (36%), Niger (11%) and China (9%) are largest producers of millets in World.

Distribution in India

Rajasthan 36%
Uttar Pradesh 12%
Karnataka 11%
Gujarat 9%