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World Population Day: Prof M S Swaminathan

  July 11, 2020: French Philosopher Marquis De Condorcet (1795) said “Population will stabilise itself, if children are born for happiness and not for mere existence”. This contemporary of...

Climate Proofing for Future Livelihoods – Water Actions begin in Tamil Nadu

June 2020: Key water and soil actions for comprehensive water management are underway as part of an innovative national-level model across India. The Indo-German Project Water Security and Climate...

Recommendations for Rural Revival – Unlocking India

  June 2020: As India begins a series of efforts to ‘unlock’, the shift from relief and rehabilitation also moves to rebuilding lives and livelihoods. A few weeks ago, we had released a...

‘Nutri-Garden’ provides new pathway to address malnutrition

  Natural nutritious plants come in handy during lockdown June 2020: The importance of nutri-gardens to support nutrition of communities was evident during the pandemic lockdown situation...

Building Climate Smart Public Libraries – Reconnecting with Nature

  Moving beyond the main library services of book lending, the work of librarians towards rejuvenating nature and role as change agents in 19 states of India through innovative service was...

Water, forest and nutrition take centre stage in Odisha

  June 2020: Nutrition and environment intertwined in a unique commemoration of World Environment Day in Odisha. Tribal communities from 20 villages of Kundra, Boipariguda and Koraput blocks...

Rising inequalities: urgent need for increased relief

  June 2020: The dangers of increasing inequalities, poverty, food insecurity and the need for urgent and enhanced relief package was highlighted by Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson MSSRF...

Partnerships in agriculture-nutrition-health research

  June 2020: Trust, Transparency, Communication are three keys for equitable partnerships and community ownerships said Dr R V Bhavani, Director Agriculture Nutrition Health (ANH) Programme,...

Soil Scientist Prof Rattan Lal is 50th World Food Prize Laureate

  June 2020: The World Food Prize Foundation announced that Prof Rattan Lal, renowned soil scientist was the 50th World Food Prize laureate. The announcement recognized Prof Lal “for...

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