About Dr. Satyen Yadav

Dr. Satyen Yadav is a agribusiness professional having a large academic and research background till 1989 where he contribute more than 50 publications in International Journals, one hundred ninety seven lectures in various National & International Seminars & Workshops on various topics related to commercialization of horticulture, Pre & Post harvest of Potatoes & Onions, Export Potential and International Marketing.
He has contributed significantly in the field of commercial horticulture with special reference to market access development.
He has been on the board of many companies and associated with many organisations in various capacities. Currently he is heading Horticulture Produce Management Institute, Director One Life Foundation, Founder of India Millet Initiative and Founder Chairman of Indian Potatoes Limited.
He has contributed significantly by introducing new crops to India like Quinoa, Stevia and many products based on innovative ideas and promoted superfood concept and products. He has been actively involved in projects in India and many countries in agribusiness, organic farming and food processing sector.

Our Vision

Our vision is to accelerate the production and promotion of millets in India in order to enable populations opting more millet-based healthy foods.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the maximum number of farmers, processors, buyers, aggregators, or any-other stakeholders who believe in the promotion of millets and want to be part of the millet expansion program.

Our Program

Our program bolsters millet producers, processors, and distributers to create a condition for millet to thrive. We provide a production program to farmers and buy-back of their produce.

Why India Millet Initiative?

Millet, a Carbon Neutral Crop

India Millet Initiative is trying to bring efficiency in the entire millet supply-chain for better millet production, processing and distribution. We promote millets for several good reasons. Millet consumption is always considered a healthy food of the population. It helps in reducing malnutrition, anaemia, type 2 diabetics, obesity, certain type of cancers and stomach constipation.

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About Indian Millet Initiative!

Millet Production, Procurement.

We are working with producers, processors and buyers and fully dedicated to the growth of the millet sector. As an organisation, we would like to save the interests of the growers, bring efficiency in the backward and forward supply-chain by removing the challenges of supply-side and demand side factors. We are working on innovative pathways for high-quality seed varieties....

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Save our health

Protein, dietary fibre, iron and calcium contents in millet are 2-10 times higher than staple cereals including wheat and rice. Therefore, it is always good to consume millet-based foods which are rich in nutrients and have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties.

Save Our Water

Millets are often the only crops that can grow in arid regions, requiring only 300– 400 mm of water compared to 1400–1500 mm for rice cultivation and 1900-2000 mm for sugar cane.

Good for planet

Millets are the carbon neutral crops by virtue of carbon absorption from the environment equivalent to their carbon emissions of 0.1–0.2 CO2eq kg per kg of production, compared to 0.4 CO2eq kg per kg of rice production and 0.35 CO2eq kg per kg of wheat production.

Good for farmer

Millet is a short-duration crop that is good for a farmer. Millet is known as an efficient crop that takes only 60–90 days to mature while other fine cereals need 100–140 days. Millets are efficient in utilizing the available nutrients and also respond well to improved farm conditions and additional application of inputs, and result in increased yields up to 3-fold.

Climate Resilience

Millets are the hardiest, most resilient, and climate-adaptable crops in harsh, hot (up to 64 degrees Celsius) and drought environments. They are often last standing crops in drought seasons and will be the sustainable future food source amidst worsening climatic conditions. Millets are known to be the most secure crop for small farmers.

Solve malnutrition problem

Wheat and rice will not be sufficient to achieve our Zero Hunger Goal. Millet contains a lot more nutritional value than rice and wheat which can be able to fulfil our hunger for nutrition. Millet releases sugar very slowly in comparison with rice and wheat. Sugar dissolves with blood after a long time of eating, so you will not get hungry frequently.

8th January,2022 : SKN Agriculture University Jobner,Jaipur ,Rajasthan signed an MOU with ONE LIFE FOUNDATION , one of the key supporters of India Millet Initiative

Journey Of Millets