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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...

Intensifying nutrition awareness during National Nutrition Month in Odisha

Community-level nutrition awareness was stepped up across 47 villages in Odisha in observation of National Nutrition Month, celebrated in September across India. Awareness is an integral part of the...

Recommendations for Rural Revival – Unlocking India

  June 2020: As India begins a series of efforts to ‘unlock’, the shift from relief and rehabilitation also moves to rebuilding lives and livelihoods. A few weeks ago, we had released a...

Shift to upscaling food rationing now

Expanded rations will not only bring relief in this pandemic but also help sustain a nourished and healthy population - Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson, MSSRF Two days ago, the Finance...

Nutrition meets entitlements in Odisha’s Community Hunger Fighter plans

A band of Community Hunger Fighters who use participatory methods to build community nutrition are all set to make plans for 47 villages in Odisha, after a series of trainings. The initiative...

Basket of promotion activities to help tribal communities connect with markets

A Central Seed Bank, a Millet Processing Unit and a Farmer Producer Company were among the new initiatives undertaken for tribal communities in Koraput district, Odisha. With 141 rice landraces,...

Rising up to the Grand Challenge: MSSRF work featured in BIRAC-Gates Foundation publication

A garden that tells you where to reach for nutrition, in Palghar district, Maharashtra is becoming one of the game-changers in agriculture-nutrition in India. For one component of the Grand...

Consider taxing high fat, high sugar, and high salt products: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chennai, January 3, 2020: To encourage people towards a healthier diet, the Government should consider taxing high fat high sugar, and high salt products said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist,...

India is moving quickly from under-nutrition to obesity: Prof Pingali

Chennai Dec 23, 2019: Diets have changed with more money to spend on food, but is this for the better? No, say experts. “Growing income and urbanisation drive diet changes while supply has not kept...