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“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...

‘Reboot Tamil Nadu’ event features ideas to strengthen agriculture post COVID-19

May 2020: The Tamil Nadu government plans to make villages self-sufficient and look at decentralized model in the post COVID scenario. Building business models and focusing on the nutrition component...

Working together online to support farmers during lockdown in India

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato This is a famous phrase, indicating that a need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem. The world is...

Covid-19 and food security: Lessons for Indian Agriculture

  Strong agricultural genetic diversity can strengthen food security and in turn reduce vulnerability to infections such as the current pandemic. In this commentary, eminent agricultural...

COVID-19 and women agricultural labourers: Field realities from Tamil Nadu

Women’s role in agriculture is of the utmost importance not only for developing the rural economy but also in ensuring food security. During COVID-19 lockdown in India, women’s unpaid workload in...