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Nature at the Centre of Decision making: Setting Priorities for achieving Sustainable Development Goals – Part 1
01/10/2021
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This blog gives a bird’s eye view on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their linkages to Biodiversity. It also examines the Indian experience in Biodiversity conservation and management in accordance with the SDGs, taking Forest management as a special case referring to SDGs 12, 15 & 2.

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Nature at the Centre of Decision making: Setting Priorities for achieving Sustainable Development Goals – Part 2
01/10/2021
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The first part of the blog has discussed the SDGs in general and in relation to the International Biodiversity Governance regime. The second part focusses on the Indian experience in achieving the SDGs in relation to the set Biodiversity Targets.

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Land degradation and coastal agriculture: history and restoration targets
14/09/2021
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Land degradation is driven by both natural and manmade processes involving numerous complex factors. One-third of the land in India is under the threat of degradation This degraded land covers

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Drought-tolerant perennial trees rescue pollinators in rural areas
27/08/2021
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The global decline of insect pollinators is part of a larger global catastrophic decline of insects and arthropods in general. Though there are many reasons,

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Indian farmer learns better water management through COL’s mobiMOOC
19/08/2021
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A small-farm owner in Tamil Nadu, India, Mr Henry dug a pond on his property in the hope of improving crop yields through better irrigation. Yet until he participated in COL’s mobiMOOC on water saving and conservation methods two years later, he had not been able to reap any benefits.

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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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