Climate Risk Management in the context of El Nino influence on monsoon- Prof. Swaminathan
It will be prudent to take anticipatory action on managing excess or deficient rainfall. MSSRF’s experience in Koraput shows that an effective method of managing monsoon will be the establishment of gene, seed, grain and water banks. The gene & seed banks will help to introduce contingency plans to suit different weather probabilities, while the grain & water banks will help to ensure food and water security. The water bank consists of water harvested during rainfall, while the gene bank will provide a wide range of genetic variability to enable the farmer for match the variety with the monsoon behaviour.
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.