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“Locust attacks: What India’s farming community needs to know”

  June 2020: Prevention is the absolute key and the government and community need to respond together, to address the locust attacks on farms, said the expert panel at the webinar on ‘Locust...

Global recognition for eight librarians of the INELI network

 International Federation of Library Association names them on their virtual ‘Wall of Fame’ Eight Indian librarians find their name on a virtual wall of fame for being torch bearers of change...

Looking back to move forward: 10 ways to Green Health

MSSRF advocates for evidence-based traditional health practices June 2020: How do we translate present policies into effective practices, for local health, primary healthcare services and protect...

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Bouncing back from COVID-19: Lessons from the Food Crisis

Globally, COVID-19 is a public health emergency with grave impact on the population of the world, especially the poor and marginalized.  It is estimated that 140 million additional people could...

“Any detail is a call away” say farmers of Golaghat district, Assam

MSSRF ICT support provides more ‘Resilience’ in lockdown  May 28, 2020: During the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, farmers moved to using ICT as a method to obtain useful...

Rapid Assessment of COVID – 19 relief disbursal in Koraput, Odisha

To ensure that people get entitlements as part of COVID-19 relief, a rapid survey covering about 2750 households in 57 revenue villages across Odisha’s Koraput district, has found that 500 rights...

International Day for Biological Diversity 2020: Prof M S Swaminathan

May 22 2020 was the International Day for Biological Diversity. On this occasion Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder MSSRF issued a special statement as follows: "Biodiversity Day reminds us that...

Include farming activities under MNREGS

The benefits of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme can be applied to agriculture now to help farming activities and also to ensure benefits for 17 million people, writes Dr...

Now available: MSSRF COVID-19 policy briefs print version

Since lockdown around COVID-19, MSSRF team members intensified support across seven states of India. This response has been in numerous ways from support to communities, connecting to...

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