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The coastal agro-ecosystem is a fragile ecological systems and highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Crop productivity in this zone is well below the state average. Fertility status of the soil is moderate to poor, and a large area is under rainfed cultivation coupled with irrigation during summer season with small ponds and shallow borewells. The cropping intensity ranges from 100 to 200 percent.
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.