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29 March 2024

International Year of Millets Closing Event

The International Year of Millets (IYM 2023) has successfully raised awareness and policy attention to: the nutritional and health benefits of millet consumption; the suitability of millets for cultivation under adverse and changing climatic conditions; and the benefits of creating market opportunities for small scale producers through promotion of sustainable production systems for millets.  Join the IYM 2023 Closing event to hear the achievements and lessons learned, and the challenges and opportunities identified for future investments to strengthen millets value chains around the world. Together, let’s sow the seeds for a sustainable and nourishing future!

The Closing event will include:

9.30 – 10.30 | Roundtable discussion: Research and development for the millets sector

10.30 – 11.30| Panel discussion: How have millets had an impact on your life?

11.45 – 12.45| Reception, Exhibition and Speakers’ corner for interactive discussions

13.00 – 14.00| Official closing ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023. P

lease note that FAO will provide support with the issuance of the official building pass to enter the premises, however, the visa for Italy and travel arrangements are your own responsibility.


From 29 March 2024 at 09:30 to 29 March 2024


FAO HQ - Sheikh Zayed Center, Zoom and Webcast