Commercializing dryland cereals through product development, scientific validation and entrepreneurship

Mazumdar, S D and Banerjee, R and Durgalla, P and Selvaraj, A and Philroy, J (2016) Commercializing dryland cereals through product development, scientific validation and entrepreneurship. In: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals Review Meeting, October 5-6, 2016, Hyderabad, India. (Submitted)

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With the objective to promote the dryland cereals Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) which are rich sources of energy (protein, starch, fiber) and micronutrients, the NPK program of AIP has undertaken product development activities based on understanding of their nutritional and functional traits. Products having different nutritional and functional properties have been developed and validated targeting different segments of the population. These include dryland cereals based products for addressing hidden-hunger/malnutrition (Energy and Nutrient Dense Food-ENDF) and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Besides nutritional profiling, starch digestion rate related to the quantification of slowly digestible starch (SDS) was undertaken for select varieties the three dryland cereals. Further the developed technologies and related products have been successfully transferred to entrepreneurs and commercialized through innovative business models by the ABI and INP programs of AIP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dryland cereals, Sorghum,Pearl millet, Finger millet, Entrepreneurs, Innovative business models
Subjects: Others > Cereals
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 06:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 06:23
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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