PROF SWAMINATHAN’S MESSAGE

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.