What are Indigenous Millet Seeds?

Indigenous millet seed preservation in India is crucial to maintaining these crops’ biodiversity and ensuring food security for future generations.


Indigenous millet seeds refer to traditional varieties of millet that indigenous communities have cultivated for centuries. These seeds are important to preserve because they have adapted to local climates and are well-suited to the environment.

Additionally, they are often more resilient to pests and diseases, making them a valuable resource for farmers facing the impacts of climate change.

Preserving indigenous millet seeds also helps maintain genetic diversity, which is critical for ensuring our food systems’ long-term health and sustainability. By protecting these seeds, we can help to ensure that future generations have access to diverse and nutritious food sources.

Another major reason for preserving indigenous millet seeds is that Monsanto, a hybrid seed company, threatens indigenous seeds because they promote using genetically modified seeds designed to be used with their proprietary herbicides.