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Farmers pledge to protect soil health on World Soil Day

A small group of farmers gathered solemnly in Kanniwadi in south Tamil Nadu, to take a pledge. The occasion – World Soil Day. As farmers, they knew only too well, the importance of soil for their...

Multi-storey mixed farming to increase income of tribal families

An initiative that aims to increase income, to ensure nutrition security and environmental sustainability of 500 tribal families over a period of 6 years was launched in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu,...

MSSRF designer wins contest for official logo of Government of India scheme

A national-level contest to design the logo of one of India's major rural development schemes, has been won by MSSRF's designer K Dileep. The announcement came from the Department of Social...

Strengthening collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Department

Chennai Nov 2, 2019: The Fisheries Department of Andhra Pradesh will collaborate with MSSRF to strengthen fishers and empowering fisherwomen in the state with a new initiative to improve fishing and...

Conserving 7000 kms of India’s coastal lands: Prof M S Swaminathan & Jairam Ramesh in conversation

September 6, 2019: Put them together in one room and agriculture scientist Prof M S Swaminathan and former minister and sitting MP Jairam Ramesh zero in on one topic that they are both passionate...

4.20 tons of debris collected in the coastal clean-up campaign

September 21, 2019: A coastal clean-up campaign was organised today by the Foundation on the beaches of Poompuhar, Rameswaram, Sangumal, and Kodiyakarai between 7am to 12 pm commemorating the...

Conserving landscapes, conserving biodiversity

  Northern Kerala, a socially and ecologically productive landscape reaches out from the unexpected laterite soils. Listen to the Call of the Laterite Landscapes here.  

Why is the Climate Changing Like This?

“By 4 p.m. we had to light a fire to stay warm here,” says Augustine Vadakil on his struggling farm in Kerala’s hilly Wayanad district. “But that was 30 years ago. Wayanad is no longer the cold,...

The International Day of Biodiversity Commemorated at MSSRF

Chennai, May 22, 2019: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation commemorated the International Day of Biodiversity at its premises today. The Founder of the organisation, Prof M S Swaminathan, had...