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Awards, recognition and knowledge sharing
16/09/2020
Language: English

We were thrilled to hear the announcement of the World Food Prize for 2020 to Dr Rattan Lal, for his lifetime of work as a soil scientist. MSSRF had the good fortune to benefit from his expertise as a partner through Ohio State University. It was also heartening for us to find eight librarians from the INELI network that we lead across south Asia, featured in a global 'wall of fame' for their innovative work.

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Building all-round Resilience of Farming Communities
16/09/2020
Language: English

A small intervention such as anticipating pest/disease attacks in agriculture, can make a big difference to smallholder farms. We focus this week on our work in Assam - building RESILIENCE - among farming communities through support of NIBIO and in partnership with IWMI and Assam Agricultural University and the rural communities of Sivasagar and Golaghat.

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New Research: Lessons from wild rice
02/09/2020
Language: English

In this issue we bring updates about new research from our Biotechnology team - that works on research to address issues related to climate change and increasing soil salinity. Out now, published research from a multi-country partnership studying salt tolerance in a unique wild rice species. Also published a new study on community response to disasters. As the nation mourns the passing away of former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee, we also recall his direction to the scientific community.

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Experts, ideas, outcomes: MSSRF Annual Conference update
18/08/2020
Language: English

Over the past two weeks, we had a flurry of online activity around our annual conference, that many of you attended. It brought rich churning of expertise in speakers and delegates. The Virtual Consultation on ‘Science for Resilient Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods: Contemporary Challenges’ on August 7, 8 & 10 has been summarized in this special edition of our e-Synergy. We invite you to share your inputs as we consolidate the conference outcomes for policy recommendations.

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New Leadership and our Annual Conference announcement
15/07/2020
Language: English

New leadership on board, gearing up for our Annual Conference in August (yes, it's that time of year), an award for our work with tribal communities and more - there's lots in this issue of our newsletter! More details will be shared about our Foundation Day and Annual Conference.

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Three Key Words to Revival
03/07/2020
Language: English

'Operation Unlock' is underway in India and many parts of the world as people are regrouping and taking steps to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We reassess what needs to be done for rural revival and share our recommendations. Meanwhile research for development continues as we partner communities and diverse stakeholders for innovations in three key areas water, nutrition and the environment, with a gender-sensitive approach.

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