External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said a concentrated global push for millets is needed as the three Cs of climate change, Covid-19 and conflict are impacting food security in some way or another. Speaking at a pre-launch celebration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the minister shared how each of the 3Cs has impacted food security putting the global economy at risk due to the concentration of production centres and trade disruption. He said de-risking the global economy requires more decentralised production and more self-reliance as well as "willingness" on part of the country not only to grow for themselves but to help each other. "Look at the state today of the world. I would like you to reflect on the relevance of millets to that. If there are three big challenges that we have experienced and continue to experience. They are to my mind are 3Cs: Covid, Conflict, and Climate. Each one of them in some way has impacted food security," Jaishankar said.
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