Bringing Nutrition through Farming: 3-day Conference at MSSRF
Chennai, August 05, 2017: How do we bring nutrition through agriculture practices? This is the theme of the Regional Consultation on ‘Farming System for Nutrition’ which will be held from August 7-9 at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, supported by the Tata Trusts.
Shri Krishna Byregowda, Honorable Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka will inaugurate the programme. Dr Maria Andrade, International Potato Centre, Mozambique, World Food Prize winner for 2016, Dr Purvi Mehta Bhatt, from the Gates Foundation and Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, and Dr S K Pattanaik, Secretaries to the Government of India, will speak at the consultation. Prof M S Swaminathan Founder MSSRF will deliver the inaugural address. A book that details this concept will be released on the occasion.
The Regional Consultation will bring scientists, researchers and representatives from government and development organizations; farmers and experts from across the globe and within India. Farming System for Nutrition involves use of agricultural remedies for addressing malnutrition among the local community.
MSSRF a research institution set up in 1998 by Prof M S Swaminathan harnesses science for sustainable development. It adopts a pro-poor, pro-woman, pro-nature approach to improve lives and livelihoods of rural communities for food and nutrition security.
The over 125-year-old Tata Trusts, a pioneer philanthropy in India, makes a difference to communities, through grant-making, direct implementation and co-partnership strategies. Guided by the principles of its Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts catalyze societal development while ensuring that initiatives and interventions have contemporary relevance. Programmes supported by the Trusts reach millions of households in India.
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.