A specialist stamp today, which turns out to be a selection of diseases that affect millet. I confess on this I am just copying and pasting but the above shows: tolyposporium penicillariae, a fungus; scleroscope graminicola, a downy fungus mildew; and amsacte moloneyi, otherwise known as the hairy caterpillar.
Millet has been consumed by people for at least 7000 years and is seen as a significant contributor to human ability to settle into an agricultural lifestyle. It is strongly resistant to drought and has therefore remained a widespread crop in Asia and Africa.
Millet accounts for around 40% of cereal consumption in Senegal.