With the Help of Ancient Grains, Gluten Free Beer is Saving the Environment and Local Farmers

New gluten-free beer is using millets and sorghum, setting a new trend in the beer industry while also supporting local farmers, the environment, and our bodies.

How Scientists Use Seeds to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Crop physiologists invest in research to develop climate resistant crops for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Sorghum and millet varieties that can withstand extreme climate conditions will reduce hunger and malnutrition.

10 Chefs Bringing Forgotten Grains Back to Life

Once associated as a food for the rural poor, these innovative chefs are embracing millets for their flavor, nutrition, and environmental benefits

Three Women-Led Companies Highlight Smart Food

Three women-led businesses use Smart Food to bring healthier snacks to the market while empowering local farmers and enhancing crop resiliency.

Helianti Hilman Brings an Entrepreneurial Vision to Traditional Indonesian Farming

Working with more than 50,000 farmers and 2,000 food artisans, Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia, shares how her social enterprise empowers farmers and promotes indigenous, biodiverse food.

Smarter Lunch Food in India

ICRISAT and the Akshaya Patra Foundation are joining forces to implement a new Smart Food-based mid-day meal program to improve nutrition and food security for Indian schoolchildren.

Senegalese Chef Champions the Benefits of Smart Food through Social Media

The Paris-based Senegalese chef, culinary blogger, Aissatou M’Baye, became a Smart Food Ambassador, using social media as a tool to expand awareness of healthy Smart Food recipes.

Reality TV for a Cause – Bringing back Smart Food

The Smart Food TV Show was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, challenging contestants to make delicious and creative dishes from millets, sorghum, and grain legumes.

Millets and Sorghum: Forgotten Foods for the Future

The international crop research group, ICRISAT, is finding new and innovative ways to re-popularize millets and sorghum—traditional, nutritious, low-impact, and drought-friendly crops—in the semi-arid tropical regions of Africa and India.