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An international webinar on “International (India-Africa) exchange of experience sharing and capacity building program to expand the cultivation, use and processing of millet as a climate-resilient crop, and to strengthen agrobiodiversity, balanced nutrition, millet value chain, value addition and entrepreneurship in Africa” was organized by ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad during 8-11 January, 2024. In the inaugural session, Dr Raghavendra Kavali welcomed the gathering. Dr. C Tara Satyavathi, Director, IIMR delivered the opening remarks. She presented Indian Institute of Millets Research as Global Centre of Excellence on Millets R&D.

Introductory remarks and purpose of the programme was done by Mr. Ekkehard Shroeder, German Project Team Leader, Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Sector Development, Germany. Drs B Venkatesh Bhat, Sooganna, Sangappa, Srividhya S, Malathi VM and other scientists from ICAR-IIMR Hyderabad were present during the programme. Dr Vilas A Tonapi Former Director, ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad also graced the occasion. Dr. VM Malathi proposed the vote of thanks.

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