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Governments of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu extend support to upscale Plant Clinic programme

Nov 29, 2019: Plant Clinic, a proven model to reduce the yield loss and increase the farmers' income, is gathering increasing support from two state governments – Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. This...

Needs-based Public Distribution System can address malnutrition in India

MSSRF, Chennai, Nov 27, 2019: Studying the needs and preferences of the public for Public Distribution of Food in India is important, as there is regular mismatch in what is needed and what is...

Five-point action of Prof Swaminathan highlighted in Govt of India - Bill Gates event

November 21, 2019: The launch of a new initiative – Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) (the India Agriculture - Nutrition Fund) – highlighted the importance of agriculture for nutrition. The...

Strengthening the Community Hunger Fighters approach for Odisha

Community participation is the basis of successful health promotion in the community. Community Hunger Fighters (CHF) is a learner-centred nutrition literacy approach with people’s participation at...

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,...

Why Agriculture Has To Talk Nutrition, To Make #ZeroHunger A Part Of Poshan Abhiyan

Every year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces a theme for the World Food Day. The theme this year is, “Our Actions are Our Future: Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World.” Zero...

Momentum for FSN – experience shared at global consultation

Experiences on promoting the ‘Farming System for Nutrition’ (FSN) approach were shared at an international consultation recently. The consultation, ‘Promoting Nutrition-sensitive Approaches: Linking...

Manifesto calls concerned partners to rally for agrobiodiversity

Partners in GFAR to meet under the auspices of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to take forward the next phase of the Collective Action on Forgotten Foods. According to the Food and...

Need to fit the pieces together for India’s nutrition – Experts at World Food Day event

Chennai, October 16, 2019: “Those entitled to pensions, can avail of hot cooked meals at anganwadis every day,” said Ms Kavitha Ramu, IAS, Mission Director – ICDS, Govt of Tamil Nadu. Speaking on the...