Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4036-4039
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.418


Promotion of Foxtail Millet for Food Security through Front Line Demonstration
S. Vanishree1, G.N. Maraddi2 and Aravind Rathod3
1Department of Home Science
2Department of Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Extension Education Centre, Lingasugur, UAS Raichur, Karnataka, India
3SMS Horticulture, Agriculture Extension Education Centre, Lingasugur, UAS Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted during 2017-18 under the jurisdiction of Agricultural Extension Education Centre Lingasugur, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. The purpose was to promote growing and consumption of foxtail millet to achieve the food security through Front Line Demonstration and by capacity building program. The problems in adopting foxtail millet crops were also analyzed through pre structured schedule. Foxtail millet seeds (HMT 100-1) were distributed to randomly selected beneficiaries under NFSM (National Food Security Mission). Results revealed that the improved variety HMT 100-1 gave higher yield (5.33qtls/acre) compared to farmer’s local variety (4.13qtls/acre). Lack of processing industries, marketing and availability of high yielding varieties were the major problems as expressed by the farmers in adopting foxtail millet. To enhance the consumption, foxtail millet based recipes were demonstrated in capacity building programmes. Among the value added millet products, Foxtail millet papad scored higher mean value followed by plain rice and bisebele bath.


Keywords: Millets, Variety, Value addition, Capacity building, Processing
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Vanishree, S., G.N. Maraddi and Aravind Rathod. 2018. Promotion of Foxtail Millet for Food Security through Front Line Demonstration.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4036-4039. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.418