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Happy that there is a detailed plan and allocation for agriculture and rural development: Prof M S Swaminathan on Union Budget 2020

Chennai, February 1, 2020: I am very happy that there is detailed plan for agriculture and rural development; not just in words but also comprehensively on what can be done, as well as in terms of...

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...

Increase efforts to develop cropping systems that are climate-smart and nutrition rich: Prof Swaminathan

October 9, 2018: The latest report of  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned about the consequences of allowing mean temperature to rise above 1.5ºC. In 1990, I had...

Moving from Food to Nutrition Security: Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, April 24, 2017: In 1986, both in my lecture at FAO and in a book on “Global Aspects of Food Production” I stressed the need for a change in emphasis from food security to nutrition...

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food: Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, October 20, 2016: This was the advice of Hippocrates given as early as 370 BC. This was the theme for the Borlaug Symposium held this month at Des Moines, Iowa State, US on the occasion...

Flood Codes for food and livelihood security: Prof M S Swaminathan

(Representative pic of a flooded field, photo credit: MSSRF) Chennai, July 26, 2016: There are reports of heavy  floods in the riverine portions of Bihar. This is not uncommon and...

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Ensuring price stability and safety of Food: Prof M S Swaminathan

June 16, 2016: There is now widespread concern on the prevailing high rate of food inflation. Inflation in vegetable prices is particularly high, rising to 12.9% in May from 2.2% in April...

Role of Sea Water in food and livelihood: Prof M S Swaminathan

June 13, 2016: The World Ocean Day was recently celebrated. 97% of the world's water comes from oceans and in view of the growing inland water scarcity, sea water will play a major role...

Agrobiodiversity - Custodian of food and nutrition security: Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, May 23, 2016: 22nd May is commemorated every year as the International Day of Biodiversity. This is because of the importance of biodiversity in every aspect of human...

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