WITHIN minutes on a Monday morning, the over hundred banana saplings, placed in small plastic cups on the floor of the local agricultural office at Meenangadi village in Kerala’s Wayanad district, are distributed to groups of tribal women. The free distribution, part of the village’s food-security... Read more
Legal protection to farmer innovations was stressed at a seminar on ‘Farmer’s innovations and intellectual property right’ that concluded here on Saturday. Speaking after inaugurating the programme, District Session Judge V. Vijayakumar said innovations by farmers should be recognised and support... Read more
M. Chandradathan, Scientific Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala, has said that collective efforts to prioritise agrobiodiversity conservation activities is the need of the hour in the context of climate change and its consequences.
Mr. Chandradathan was opening the inaugural session of the... Read more
Though 99 out of 100 patients would be cured of their headaches without much medical intervention, the phenomenon is complex enough for doctors to break their head about. At the 100th lecture to promote health literacy on Thursday, neurosurgeon K. Ganapathy spoke about the various causes of... Read more
With the fourth edition of the Wayanad Community Seed Fest beginning on Friday, the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is planning to adopt key takeaways of this process to develop guidelines for establishing community seed banks.
Two tribal farmers have been selected for the agro-biodiversity conservation award and the ecosystem conservation award instituted by the Wayanad Adivasi Vikasana Samithi, a community organisation nurtured by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation here.
CHENNAI: Indian-American econometrician Alok Bhargava will deliver a lectureon "Climate variability, rice production and groundwater depletion in India," at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) here on February 22. Alok's paper has modelled the proximate determinants... Read more
Chennai, Feb 20 (UNI) The M S Swaminthan Research Foundation's (MSSRF's) Fish for All Research and Training Centre at Poompuhar, in collaboration with NABARD, has launched a programme for artificial reef deployment off Karaikal coast. Work on this front, which includes the process of selecting a... Read more
The Community Agrobiodiversity Centre of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) here in association with the Kerala State Biodiversity Board and Seed Care, an organisation of traditional rice farmers in the district, is organising a three-day Seed Fest - 2018, a community seed... Read more
The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is embarking on a mission to tackle the twin threats posed by invasive species and the erosion of agricultural biodiversity. The board is preparing to develop regional models for germplasm conservation, under a UN-assisted agrobiodiversity conservation... Read more