Union Minister Prakash Javadekar visited MSSRF on 29th November and met Prof Swaminathan and senior staff at the Foundation. The minister referred to MSSRF as a “temple” of research that caters to society. While appreciating Indian farmers for being very fast in adopting all new technologies, he called upon the nation to push forward with all available scientific options. Professor Swaminathan, Executive Director and senior staff at MSSRF briefed the Minister on the Foundation activities, on issues related to mangrove restoration, coastal zone, biodiversity management and technology development. The Minister specifically requested MSSRF for inputs towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru with regard to impact of climate change on agriculture and vice versa. The Minister appreciated Prof Swaminathan for his work in leading India towards food security and MSSRF for the Foundation’s various innovative efforts.
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.