Millet Resistance to Drought

Cultivation of a crop called Millet began in China circa 2700 BCE. Millet was well suited for China’s arid western region as it is resistant to drought conditions.

      2700 BCE
      China’s arid western region

Additional Information:

  • Millet – Wikipedia
    Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.
  • Millet – The World’s Healthiest Foods
    Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just “for the birds.”
  • History of Millet
    Millet is a kind of grain that grows wild in Africa and all across Europe and Asia. It grows about fifteen feet tall, grows fast, and doesn’t need very much rain, so it’s a good crop for dry or cold climates.

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