Unseasonal rainfall now and severe drought earlier have reduced yields in Vidarbha. Farmers are in a state of depression. In all such areas, we should promote precision farming involving higher productivity per units of land, water, nutrients and other inputs. This will help to improve the earning from a small holding through a steep drop in the amount spent on inputs.
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.