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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...

A project to strengthen tribal women's skills and knowledge

MSSRF has initiated a project with the support of FrauenPower to strengthen tribal women's skills and knowledge in the development of the 'eco-project' in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu. It...

MSSRF pays tributes to Thiru Nel Jayaraman, preserver of traditional rice

Chennai, December 7, 2018: Thiru Nel Jayaraman, who had been preserving traditional rice varieties for many decades, passed away this morning. Prof M S Swaminathan paid tribute to this great...

Now, a chance for Kerala school kids to learn how to farm and conserve traditional rice varieties

   A novel programme to restore rice paddies and revive on-farm conservation of traditional paddy was launched in Kasaragod district on July 1, 2018 by M S Swaminathan Research...

World Earth Day: Prof Swaminathan

  April 21, 2018: The World Earth Day, falling on April 22,   is of particular significance this year since several essential life support systems like soil, water,...