The Lifelong Learning Farmers (L3F) initiative partnered with MSSRF and other non-profit organisations, aims to develop a self-replicating and self-sustaining programme in Lifelong Long Learning among rural communities utilizing modern ICT, This has been supported by the Commonwealth of Learning based in Canada, which is an intergovernmental organization that focuses on improving learning among small and marginal farmers, rural women, and youth. The project aims to build capacity among farmers, landless labourers, and extension officials through open and distance learning, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to help them develop value-added farming, encourage more sustainable use of natural resources, strengthen their ability to deal with globalization, and ensure food and livelihood security. Through voice mail, MobiMOOC, and print-based learning, the L3F network has reached out to over 10,000 men and women who are self-directed learners and has got credit worth almost INR 42.5 crores from banking institutions during the year 2021-22.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.