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Media Statement

  This has reference to recent media reports quoting views of Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). The Chairperson, MSSRF, would like to clarify that...

Bringing agriculture, nutrition and health together with nutri-gardens: WHO Chief Scientist emphasizes need for convergence

  “What do you want to become when you grow up?” The young girl blinked nervously before whispering, “A doctor.” “Then you need to first take care of your health and nutrition and most of all...

Compassionate human, food advocate, friend: Pedro Medrano remembered at condolence meet

  How do you know that a person was much loved and respected? When you remember many things both small and big about them. For instance, Dr Pedro Medrano would be served a black coffee after...

Pedro Medrano: A champion for a hunger-free world

  Dr Pedro Medrano Rojas, a Chilean diplomat, former President of the Food and Agricultural Organization’s Committee on World Food Security, former Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP...

“Ensuring food security requires political commitment”: MSSRF Chairperson at World Food Prize 2020 roundtable

  A global panel on “Safe, Affordable, Nutritious Food Year-Round: Global Aspirations to Local Application for Nutrition” featured expert speakers who debated on the way in which food systems...

Local Self Government and youth join cleanliness drive in Kuttanad, Kerala

  Two major initiatives to clean waterways and training on solid waste management for local self-government representatives were the highlights of the Swacchata campaign on the occasion of ‘...

Recipients of Mina Swaminathan Media Fellowship 2020 announced

  Chennai, October 12, 2020: Three young journalists including two women are the first Mina Swaminathan Media Fellows, 2020. The journalists in Odia, Malayalam and Tamil media will be...

An unequal pandemic

  COVID-19 is impacting women more than men, say Nitya Rao* and Jayashree Balasubramanian**. In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, a group of Santhal tribal women working in...

Love’s labour: Manual on Early Childhood Care dedicated to Mrs Mina Swaminathan

  A manual for master trainers in early childhood care and education, brought out with many years of brainstorming and work was dedicated to Mrs Mina Swaminathan in recognition of ...