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OPINION: Smart tech makes for smarter fishing in India

Smart phone technology is making fishing safer for climate change threatened communities in India Jayashree Balasubramanian is a senior communication professional and director at the M.S....

Partnerships for exciting new research in 2020!

  The year 2020 holds promise of exciting new research from diverse projects, both in India and across the world. Given below is a snapshot of some of these projects and what they have in...

Knowledge sharing from across the world

  Seminars and Events of MSSRF in 2019 As a research institution with open doors and windows, 2019 was a year of opportunity, listening to eminent academics across numerous knowledge-...

Farmers pledge to protect soil health on World Soil Day

A small group of farmers gathered solemnly in Kanniwadi in south Tamil Nadu, to take a pledge. The occasion – World Soil Day. As farmers, they knew only too well, the importance of soil for their...

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...