International Consultation on
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Strengthening
Science for Climate Resilience

August 7-9, 2019

“A Pro-poor, Pro-nature and Pro-women orientation to technology development and dissemination is essential for achieving the goals of food and health for all”
– Prof M S Swaminathan



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Journey of mssrf


Reaching the Unreached has been the motto of MSSRF. From the very beginning, MSSRF has been adopting a pro-nature, pro-poor and pro-women orientation in technology development and dissemination. The thrust areas of our work have been biodiversity conservation, coastal systems research, anticipatory and participatory research using biotechnology tools, ecotechnology for sustainable livelihoods, food and nutrition security, harnessing ICT for rural empowerment. Our experience has shown that bridging the gender divide in technology transfer helps to overcome other forms of divide prevailing in the society.

To mark 30 years of our endeavour to reach the unreached and voice the voiceless, we are organising a conference on ‘From 30 Years to 2030: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Strengthening Science of Climate Resilience’. We look forward to sharing our work and getting suggestions for tackling the challenges that face us today on the road to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Observing MSSRF’s 30 Years MileStone (1988-2018)

Harnessing Science for Sustainable Development

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), working for sustainable agricultural and rural development, completed 30 years of its services in the year 2018. MSSRF is founded with the motto of Science for an Inclusive Society and to promote research and training on the application of modern science and technology and contemporary development experiences to the problems of ecologically sustainable agricultural production and to the problems of the well-being of people in rural areas. MSSRF’s work began in the year 1988 with the pro-nature, pro-poor and pro-woman paradigm of technology development and dissemination.



“The foundation  has given priority to the needs of the people and has worked extensively in building synergies across sectors, Governments and communities to make food systems more sustainable.”
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Achim Steiner
The Administrator,United Nations Development Programme

“I am happy to note that MSSRF is bringing out a Souvenir in connection with its 30th Annual celebrations. I extend my good wishes to the celebrations and to the souvenir, which is being brought out to mark this occasion.”
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Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister, Kerala, India

“Key results and impacts, with sole focus on the welfare of the Indian farmer, spearheaded by the Foundation have led to massive policy interventions in the field of agriculture on the national scenario over the years.”
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Capt. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister, Punjab, India

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