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‘Foldscope’, in hand, Chennai’s Corporation school children look at science and climate change

Chennai, November 25, 2019: Over 60 boys and girls pored earnestly over the origami-type of assembly paper bits. After an intense session of instructions they emerged holding up jubilant ‘foldscopes...

Managing price and supply of onions and other horticultural products in demand in urban areas - Prof Swaminathan

The very high price of onion now prevailing has again raised the question of managing demand and supply in onion, tomato and other crops widely used in urban areas.  The answer to this...

Most Admired Gandhian of Tamil Nadu award for Prof M S Swaminathan

Dec 05, 2019: Prof M S Swaminathan received the ‘Most Admired Gandhian of Tamil Nadu Award’ for his service to society through agriculture and Gandhian values. The award was presented by Fortis Malar...

Prof Swaminathan on World Soil Day

Soil provides the foundation for our food and livelihood security systems. Soil health care needs integrated attention from a number of disciplines. I am therefore happy that the World Soil Day is...

Needs-based Public Distribution System can address malnutrition in India

MSSRF, Chennai, Nov 27, 2019: Studying the needs and preferences of the public for Public Distribution of Food in India is important, as there is regular mismatch in what is needed and what is...

MSSRF designer wins contest for official logo of Government of India scheme

A national-level contest to design the logo of one of India's major rural development schemes, has been won by MSSRF's designer K Dileep. The announcement came from the Department of Social...

Manifesto calls concerned partners to rally for agrobiodiversity

Partners in GFAR to meet under the auspices of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to take forward the next phase of the Collective Action on Forgotten Foods. According to the Food and...

Getting ‘plantwise’ – clinically, with CABI support

Since 2012, farmers in Thiruvaiyaru block, Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, have had been using Plantwise plant clinics to help solve problems with pests and diseases. The...

A village knowledge hub – NIBIO partnership

Two Norwegian-funded Village Knowledge Centres in Odisha have recently opened to the public. The Centres will help farmers increase overcome challenges from climate change while increasing crop...