“Grain Revolution” author Chidara Muchineripi spoke to BBC Outlook about the history and successes of the Chinyika Communities Development Project. The segment was described as follows.
Paul Chidara Muchineripi is a Zimbabwean with a mission – to promote what he says is the best food in the world – finger millet. Until 2005, Chidara was a busy management consultant in the capital Harare. When drought struck his home district of Gutu in the south of the country, and people were on the verge of starvation, Paul started to investigate new ways of preventing food shortages, which took him back to a neglected crop, finger millet.