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List of Donors 2020-21

Individual Donors – National
  • Mr. Samith Kumar Thakur


Individual Donors – International
  • Dr. Bruce Alberts


Sources of Project Support

Programme Area 100: Coastal Systems Research

  • Tata Power Co Ltd, Mumbai Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad (Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India
  • NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited (NTECL), Chennai
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai and Chennai
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, New Delhi
  • Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, (APSBB)
  • Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO, Ahmedabad


  • Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan
  • Qualcomm, USA
  • Bluesensus, Germany
  • International Centre for Environmental Management, Vietnam
  • Adaptation Fund Board (USA)


Programme Area 200: Biodiversity

  • Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Govt of India, New Delhi
  • Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • The National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  • Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
  • Kerala Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram
  • ICAR-National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF), New Delhi
  • Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
  • Anaha Trust, Bengaluru
  • ICAR – Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad


  • Bioversity International, Italy
  • Botanic Garden Conservation International, UK
  • Internews Network, USA
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)


Programme Area 300: Biotechnology

  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka, Bengaluru


Programme Area 400: Ecotechnology

  • VA Tech Wabag Ltd., Chennai
  • Indian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • GIZ, New Delhi
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  • CABI, New Delhi
  • Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi –Blue Sky Research
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Dept of Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India, New Delhi


  • Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Reading, UK
  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway
  • Common Wealth of Learning, Canada


Programme Area 500: Agriculture Nutrition and Health

  • State Development Policy Council, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
  • Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Koraput


  • Global Child Nutrition Foundation


  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, New Delhi
  • Karupa Institute of Development Initiatives
  • World Resources Institute India (Pvt.) Ltd, New Delhi
  • State Bank of India foundation Mumbai
  • National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai


  • World Food Prize Foundation, USA
  • Nature Research, New York

Publications and Newsletters

International Conference 2021

This fortnight e-synergy has some of the eminent participants’ videos who speak on various issues related to food and agriculture.

MSSRF Annual Report 2020-2021

Thirty-First Annual Report



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