In line with the Promotion of Technologies for Quality Seed Production of Different Landraces in the Koraput district, Odisha (DBT-RTC) project, MSSRF supported 20 Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) across 13 villages in Kundra, Boipariguda, Jeypore and Koraput districts. Support included providing essential post-harvest equipments such as threshers, winnowers and segregators. These advancements aim to reduce drudgery, minimize post-harvest losses, and foster enhanced income opportunities for women farmers.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.