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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,...

Emancipation of small and marginal farmers through entrepreneurship and land pooling for farming: Mr Raghavan

Chennai, February 8, 2019: “A new paradigm is necessary to solve the agrarian crisis in a sustainable manner,” said Mr. S Raghavan, former Director of Indian Oil Corporation (IBP unit), at a seminar...

Celebration on the achievements of Professor Staffan Lindberg; A memorial tribute paid by eminent scholars

Chennai, January 31, 2019: A memorial tribute was paid today to the profound sociologist Professor Staffan Lindberg at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. Many eminent scholars who have...

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...

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...

MSSRF hosts book release of Dr E A Siddiq, acclaimed rice scientist and breeder

  Chennai, October 4, 2018: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) hosted the book release of Dr E A Siddiq, eminent agricultural scientist and rice breeder, today. The book in tamil...

New fortified rice can address micro-nutrient deficiency, says Sundar Chemicals Founder

  Chennai, September 5, 2018: It is a known fact that vegetables are a good source of micronutrients, but how can a poor person who can afford only rice get the benefit of these...

Dr M Karunanidhi was a scientists’ scientist, says Prof M S Swaminathan

  Chennai, August 8, 2018: Among the numerous contributions of Dr M Karunanidhi to the development of Tamil Nadu, mention must be made of his monumental accomplishment in establishing...

M S Swaminathan supports farmers as Kisan Mukti Bills set to be introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9

  August 8, 2018: As a former Member of the Rajya Sabha, on the occasion of the introduction of the Kisan Mukti Bills in the Lok Sabha on August 9, I would like to re-state the most important...