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Strong communities and people are the basis of climate change resilience, says Prof Serageldin

Chennai, February 15, 2019: In the face of climate change events, strong communities are the basis for better resilience, said Prof Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina,...

Wish You Happy New Year

Chenai, January 1, 2019: Dear Members of the MSSRF family,I send you all my very best wishes for your health and happiness during 2019. We will shortly be completing 30 years of productive work but...

No opposed to any technology but an objective method of assessing risks and benefits should be done: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, December 6, 2018: An article by Prof Kesavan and me in Current Science seems to have caused considerable concern and confusion. As far as I am concerned, the following has been my view...

This Children's Day, let's focus on educating first generation learners: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, November 14, 2018: Professor M S Swaminathan has brought attention to the special needs of first generation learners, on the occasion of Chidren's Day this year.  Read his full...

Professor Swaminathan receives World Agriculture Prize; institutes fellowship with prize money

Chennai, OCtober 26, 2018: Professor M S Swaminathan was awarded the 1st World Agriculture Prize today at the 11th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit in New Delhi hosted by the Indian...

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...

Adding climate-smart nutri-millets in the farming system can accomplish the goal of farming system of nutrition: Prof Swaminathan

October 9, 2018: Our country is rich in a variety of food crops including millets. Unfortunately millets were classified as coarse grains during the colonial period. In 1970 I pleaded at a meeting in...

Cover pages of The Hindu dated September 20, 2018
Congrats to The Hindu on completing 140 years of journalistic excellence and social relevance: M S Swaminathan

Chennai, September 20, 2018: On The Hindu newspaper's completion of 140 years in existence, Professor MS Swaminathan congratules its management for the daily's excellence and diligence. MSSRF...

Professor Swaminathan condoles death of Anna George Malhotra, builder of seed security system for small farmers

Chennai, September 18, 2018: Professor M S Swaminathan on Tuesday condoled the passing of his close friend Anna George Malhotra, the first woman IAS officer of Independent India,...