DST training programme on ‘Agrobiodiversity and Sustainable Livelihoods’
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology is organizing a one-week long residential training programme on ‘Agrobiodiversity and Sustainable Livelihoods’ from November 18-24, 2016. This is a programme devised in the backdrop of alarming decline of agrobiodiversity and climate change. Climate change poses a number of challenges to agrobiodiversity and threats to food security; in particular food security of small farm¬ers located in marginal production areas.
The proposed training will focus on the manner of associating conservation oriented practices with farmers’ livelihood development in the context of climate change. In addition, the training would highlight the need for increasing the capacity of scientific community to engage with local communities and traditional knowledge holders at this juncture when there is widespread erosion, lack of interest and general apathy towards such issues. Finally the participants would also get an opportunity to understand the rapid and accelerating genetic and bioresources depletion that have long lasting implications on food and nutritional security.
Scientists / Technologists holding scientific posts / working in Scientific Ministries / Departments of Government of India and State governments, Autonomous Institutions / Public Sector undertakings of Central / State Governments, Research and Development Institu¬tions / Research Laboratories of Central / State Governments, Central / State Universities, State Science and Technology Councils.
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.