International Year Of Millets (IYOM) 2023:
FAO side event on International Year of Millets (IYOM) 2023 was held during the Ninth Session of the Governing Body (GB-9) of the International Treaty (Food and Agricultural Organisation) being hosted by the Government of India in New Delhi.
- The side event on IYOM-2023 focussed on celebrating Millets’ farmers.
- To bring back millets and create domestic, and global demand and to provide nutritional food to the people, the Government of India decided to mark the National Year of Millets in 2018.
- In 2021, India proposed to United Nations for declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM).
- The proposal of India got support from 72 countries and United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets.