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Governments of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu extend support to upscale Plant Clinic programme

Nov 29, 2019: Plant Clinic, a proven model to reduce the yield loss and increase the farmers' income, is gathering increasing support from two state governments – Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. This...

Personalised plant health advice from sowing to harvesting at plant clinics in India

It has been proven that access to extension services is one of the key pathways to enhancing technology uptake, promoting innovations, and improving production among smallholder farmers....

Multi-storey mixed farming to increase income of tribal families

An initiative that aims to increase income, to ensure nutrition security and environmental sustainability of 500 tribal families over a period of 6 years was launched in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu,...

Global partnership to understand ecological farming and pollinator services

November 2019: A new initiative that aims to study impacts of ecologically intensive farming as well as pest regulation and role of biodiversity will involve researchers from UK and India in a cross-...

Integrating gender, for greater Resilience

October 31, 2019: Building climate resilience – important especially among marginalized communities - needs innovative approaches. This is where the ‘Building Resilience’ project is making headway in...

From sowing to markets, enter Artificial Intelligence

New initiative in south India brings multiple tech together  October 31, 2019:  On a sunny field in the delta region of South India, a group of farmers watched with interest as two young...

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...

4.20 tons of debris collected in the coastal clean-up campaign

September 21, 2019: A coastal clean-up campaign was organised today by the Foundation on the beaches of Poompuhar, Rameswaram, Sangumal, and Kodiyakarai between 7am to 12 pm commemorating the...

A project to strengthen tribal women's skills and knowledge

MSSRF has initiated a project with the support of FrauenPower to strengthen tribal women's skills and knowledge in the development of the 'eco-project' in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu. It...