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Popularising the use of biofertilizers and biocontrol agents among finger millet farmers

The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is implementing the Department of Biotechnology -Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (DBT KISAN) HUB programme. The programme is for...

Diversity in the sodium transporter, HKT1;5 within the genus Oryza

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation's (MSSRF) scientists examined the gene which is a crucial component of making cereal tolerant to salinity. The research paper published in 2021.Salinity is a...

Koraput: Backyard Nutrition Garden is the way forward to counter malnutrition

  Promotion of household nutrition garden in every household in the backward district of the country Koraput in Odisha is the way forward to counter malnutrition. MS Swaminathan Research...

MSSRF revives salt tolerant Kagga rice landrace in Karnataka

  M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has been revived the traditional salt tolerant Kagga rice landrace unique to Aghanashini estuary, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka. It was once...

MSSRF rejuvenating the lost Pokkali Rice in Kerala

  The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has been taken up the task of reviving Pokkali paddy – a unique saline tolerant rice variety which cultivated along with extensive ...

Neem oil sprayer for sustainable management of pests and diseases in crops

A training was organized on 29 June 2021 in Kolli Hills of Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu to educate communities about sustainable pest and plant disease management. Men and women tribal farmers...

Mini flour-mills come as a rescue to women in Koraput

  Twelve mini-flour mills were installed in 12 village clusters to serve the community of 47 tribal villages in the Koraput district. These mills were installed in March 2021 and have been...

Integrated Fishing Farming System gaining momentum in coastal regions of Tamil Nadu

  Mr. Samuel Pandian, 38, of village Kaliappanallure of Tamil Nadu, is one of the successful farmers to make regular income by practicing Integrated fish farming System (IFFS) and became the...

Demand-based agriculture extension services getting popular among farmers

  Several studies suggest that demand-based agricultural extension services support farmers in adoption as well as diffusion of technology. In this context, the MS Swaminathan Research...