SUPER Farm India – _SUstainable farming through effective Pollination and pest Regulation in India
This project is attempting to investigate opportunities for ecologically intensive farming interventions in economically important crops as well as to better understand the role of biodiversity in providing pollination and pest control services to smallholder crop production in India. The project is supported by the University of Reading under the GCRF Strategic Fund, UK. The project is implemented in Puducherry to test the options for pest control services for yellow stem borer in Paddy and pollination services in Bhendi.
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.