"To enlist Science and Technology as Allies in the Movement for Sustainable Development" Prof.M.S.Swaminathan

The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, food and nutrition.

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IYFF 2014

International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) , a Regional Consultation for the Asia-Pacific region on “Role of Family Farming in the 21st Century: Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025”  was organized by the MSSRF in Chennai.

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