#IYM in the Global Media spotlight

Top media houses around the world are raising awareness of the International Year of Millets 2023 and its activities worldwide. Read about the many benefits of millets from their versatility as an ingredient across a range of dishes, to their resilience in arid conditions, their potential to ensure food security and nutrition, and to support the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and local processing service.

IYM Activities

Read, learn and get involved in the latest activities organized by #IYM2023.

Friends of the International Year of Millets 2023

The Friends of the IYM 2023 help promote worldwide awareness of the many nutritious benefits of millets. Together they are using their influence and networks to make IYM 2023 an international success!

Friends of the International Year of Millets 2023 - Chef Fatmata Binta ©FAO
Chef Fatmata Binta
Friends of the International Year of Millets 2023 - Chef Anahita Dhondy
Anahita Dhondy
Fu Xinbo
Xing Fei
riends of the International Year of Millets 2023 - Pierre Thiam
Chef Pierre Thiam
Friends of the International Year of Millets 2023 - Bela Gil
Chef Bela Gil

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An interview with Fenton Beed

FAO Senior Agricultural Officer, Rural and Urban Crop Systems

This interview with FAO’s Fenton Beed focuses on the potential of millets to help overcome food scarcity in difficult periods, contributing to the food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations.


Fenton Beed

Feature Stories

Get inspired by feature stories on millets from around the world!


Watch IYM videos and share them on social media to inspire action for #IYM2023!

Millets - rich in heritage, full of potential

This International Year of Millets 2023, let's journey through time and continents, tracing the history and potential of this small but powerful...

Are you organizing an activity or event related to millets? Submit and promote your initiatives on our website and mark it on the IYM 2023 map. Remember to use the IYM 2023 visual identity and to download free promotional materials available in several languages in the communications toolkit.


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