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Forests and Food Security: Dr Madhura Swaminathan
06/07/2021
Author : HMRC

There is an interesting new report on forests and food security from the High Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security (HLPE 2017).

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Israel and India: Prof M S Swaminathan
05/07/2021
Author : HMRC

July 05, 2017: Our Prime Minister’s visit to Israel is a historic one since this is the first time that a Prime Minister of India is visiting this remarkable country. Apart from our relationships in agriculture,

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Bouncing back from COVID-19: Lessons from the Food Crisis
01/06/2021
Author : Suresh Chandra Babu & Vaishali Dassani

Globally, COVID-19 is a public health emergency with grave impact on the population of the world, especially the poor and marginalized. It is estimated that 140 million additional people could

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COVID-19 has halted the world but this is why we should still not ‘fear message’​
28/03/2021
Author : Jayashree B, Director, Communication, MSSRF

All of Hollywood's fantasies and science fiction seem to be playing out in real life as the world comes together to take on the #coronavirus. (note: not the 'dreaded' corona and that's for a reason). Tragically

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Knowledge sharing from across the world
31/12/2020
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As a research institution with open doors and windows, 2019 was a year of opportunity, listening to eminent academics across numerous knowledge-sharing events, or serving as a platform for discussions on key themes of current concern. Here is a snapshot of some of these key events and seminars during the year.

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Making National Nutrition Mission a Success
07/12/2020
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

December 7, 2017: The Government has approved a National Nutrition Mission with a three-year budget of Rs. 9,000 crore. This is the government’s response to the widespread malnutrition resulting

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Scaling up of technologies and the Green Revolution: M S Swaminathan
11/10/2020
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Chennai, October 11, 2017: The interview with Dr Soumya Swaminathan, DDG (designate) of the WHO published in the Hindu (11 Oct 2017) clearly brings out the importance of scaling up innovations

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நான்ஸி ஜெ அனபெல்- வெற்றி மகுடத்தில் மற்றொரு சிறகு
10/09/2020
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ம.சா.சுவாமிநாதன் ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவனத்தின் தகவல், கல்வி, தொழில்நுட்பத்துறையின் மூன்றாவது இயக்குநர் நான்ஸி ஜெ அனபெல் (இதற்கு முன்பிருந்த இயக்குநர்கள்

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The Best Communication Teacher I could ask for
05/09/2020
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It’s all very well to come in with that baggage of news media experience – ‘been there, done that’ attitude - that most journalists have. The nuances of communication however, are of a completely different

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Coping with soil salinity: Lessons from a wild rice species
25/08/2020
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Climate change and sea level rise is increasingly affecting coastal regions of India. Intrusion of sea water into agricultural lands in coastal regions is increasing soil salinity (increasing soil sodium ion content), affecting agricultural productivity. Roots are plant organs that first perceive salt in the soil

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The Shrinking Policy Space for Food Security: Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson
28/06/2020
Author : HMRC

Food security one one of the foremost goals of social policy in most developing countries, including India. Subsidies for food security can be at the producer level (through price support and procurement),

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70 years of India – Netherlands diplomatic partnership: Prof M S Swaminathan
28/06/2020
Author : HMRC

June 28, 2017: I went to the Netherlands to study at the Agricultural University at Wageningen in 1949. The First Secretary in our embassy in the Hague was Shri N.B Menon. He did a tremendous job in

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