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Odisha Farmer Producer Organization gets facilities for quality seed promotion

  A Farmer Producer Organization formed for certified seed production activity and promotion of quality seeds in the state, will now have a godown and drying yard to take this forward. The...

Dal Mills in Ganjam, Odisha to increase smallholder farmer income

  Bringing drudgery reduction and income generation in one shot, two Dal Mills (processing centres for pulses) were inaugurated in Ganjam district, Odisha. Supported by the National Food...

Training for Soil Health Card initiative in three Odisha districts

  A training-cum-workshop on Soil Health Card scheme was organized for three aspirational districts of Odisha - Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada. This was organised jointly by ICAR-Indian...

MSSRF's Salim Pichan wins award at India International Science Festival

  Parataxonomist Mr Salim Pichan, an employee of MSSRF won the Professional Photographer Award at the Biodiversity Conclave of India International Science Festival 2020. He captured the photo...

Marketing medicinal plants: workshop in Odisha with key stakeholders

  Medicinal plants grow naturally in the forests and are used in traditional healthcare system by tribal communities in India. Traditional healthcare practitioners (THPs) are responsible for...

Tradition marks Kerala’s Fisheries Day with Pokkali’s unique paddy - fish ecosystem

  World Fisheries Day reminds us about sustainably managing fisheries resources and ecosystems. In Kerala, the day was observed by Pokkali farmers of Ernakulam for an interface with the...

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Agriculture Sector: Linkages among agrobiodiversity, nutrition, sustainable livelihoods and business opportunities

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) advocates parties to integrate the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity into relevant sectoral or crosssectoral plans, programs, and...

Water logged, saline soils? Enter Pokkali, a unique salt-tolerant paddy and a tale of revival

  Along the scenic, water-logged coastal regions of Kerala, more famously recalled for its annual boating and cultural festivals, is the story of a unique traditional crop. Tagged with a...

NABARD Best Performance award to MSSRF for work in Kolli Hills

  July 2020: The work of MSSRF in Kolli Hills has been recognized with the Best Performance Award by India’s largest agricultural bank, for work on tribal development. The announcement came...