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Set up an inter-disciplinary committee to mitigate hardship of future rain-induced problems: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, August 20, 2018: Now that there are signs of abatement of the rain fury in many parts of Kerala, the time has come both to look back and to look forward. The immediate concern should be...

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,...

Need urgent focus on population pressure on water: Prof Alok Bhargava

  Chennai February 22, 2018: Rice production and export alone cannot cause ground water depletion in India, other factors such as temperature, rainfall and even population can be contributors...

Bon voyage from Bonn, meanwhile talk Talanoa

MSSRF CLIMATE CHANGE BRIEFING PAPER-2 Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the latest annual round...

Chennai Action Plan for a 'Nutrition Revolution'

November 2017: MSSRF's annual conference in 2017, focused on the theme of 'Farming System for Nutrition'. A number of speakers from across the globe participated in the 3-day programme, including...

Without Bonn, there is no Paris

  MSSRF CLIMATE CHANGE BRIEFIFNG PAPER  This year’s UN Climate Change Conference kicked off in Bonn on November 6 and will go on till November 17, 2017 with strong, unified calls to...

From snakes to sanitation, these rural champions change their world

  Tata National Virtual Academy recognizes change agents as ‘Fellows’ Chennai, October 23, 2017:  As Mrs  Rinki Devi tries to soothe her baby, she also adjusts her green scarf...

Promoting nutri-rich and climate smart millets: Prof M S Swaminathan

October 20, 2017: The Karnataka government has taken the lead in promoting the consumption of millets on a large scale. Karnataka has always been integrating millets in the food of the people as for...

Incorrect to link extreme temperatures and farmer suicides

  A recent paper, published by the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences of the United States) and authored by Tamma A. Carleton, titled “Climate Change and Agricultural Suicides...