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Event postponed - MSSRF Millennium lecture - Dignity and Development

This event is postponed due to unavoidable reasons. We will initimate you the new date and time soon. Speaker: Dr John Coonrod Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project Date: Event is...

Prof Swaminathan congratulates Mr Rishi Sunak, UK Finance Minister

February 14, 2020: MSSRF Founder Prof M S Swaminathan today congratulated Mr Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Finance Minister of UK. In a letter to Infosys Co-Founder Mr Narayana Murthy, he wrote...

Nutrition meets entitlements in Odisha’s Community Hunger Fighter plans

A band of Community Hunger Fighters who use participatory methods to build community nutrition are all set to make plans for 47 villages in Odisha, after a series of trainings. The initiative...

Innovation Impact: Govt of Andhra Pradesh to scale-up MSSRF’s Village Knowledge Centre model across the state

February 10, 2020: A massive effort to set up over 11,158 Ryuthu Bharosa Kendralu (RBKs) or Farmers’ Facilitation Centres across the state of Andhra Pradesh, was launched today by the Chief Minister...

Protected Agriculture Zone in Tamil Nadu – an important step: Prof M S Swaminathan

February 10, 2020: The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to designate a few selected areas as Protected Agricultural Zone. Over twenty years ago I had suggested that as in the case of SEZ (Special...

Union Budget 2020-21: Examining the agri-research agenda

Increased investment in agriculture research an absolute need of the hour China and South Korea top the list of countries that have performed exceptionally to bring in economic transformation in...

Happy that there is a detailed plan and allocation for agriculture and rural development: Prof M S Swaminathan on Union Budget 2020

Chennai, February 1, 2020: I am very happy that there is detailed plan for agriculture and rural development; not just in words but also comprehensively on what can be done, as well as in terms of...

Martyrs’ Day: Prof M S Swaminathan's message

On the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30), his life and work are relevant even more now than when he lived. His concept of non-violent, non-cooperation helped many countries to achieve...

Basket of promotion activities to help tribal communities connect with markets

A Central Seed Bank, a Millet Processing Unit and a Farmer Producer Company were among the new initiatives undertaken for tribal communities in Koraput district, Odisha. With 141 rice landraces,...