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Regional Centres and Field Sites

Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Wayanad

In 1997, MSSRF established its first Community Agrobiodiversity Centre in Wayanad district of Kerala to work on ‘community biodiversity management’ by promoting a coalition of the concerned, notably, government departments and voluntary organizations for the conservation of the genetic wealth of Wayanad and surrounding region.

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Biju Patnaik Tribal Agrobiodiversity Centre, Jeypore

The Biodiversity Programme goal is to promote conservation of biodiversity and create sustainable livelihoods for the poor and vulnerable communities living in the biodiversity ‘hotspots’ of peninsular India. The rationale of the programme can be better captured in a statement made by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan in 1992. He said, “We can neither sustain a national food security system nor face the challenge of climate change, if we fail to conserve and utilize in a sustainable manner our genetic wealth in flora, fauna and micro-organisms”.

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Fish For All Research and Training Centre, Poompuhar

After the devastating Tsunami of 26th December 2004, MSSRF had initiated activities related to immediate relief measures, efforts which included restarting livelihoods, agronomic rehabilitation, support for nutrition and education of orphan children, etc., based on the needs expressed by the coastal communities.

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Biocentre, Puducherry

Ms. D.S. Girija
Village Resource Centre
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

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Publication and Newsletters

International Conference 2021

This fortnight e-synergy has some of the eminent participants’ videos who speak on various issues related to food and agriculture.

MSSRF Annual Report 2020-2021

Thirty-First Annual Report

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