Zero Hunger Programme Partnership: M S Swaminathan
September 18, 2017: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) headed by Dr Renu Swarup and the concerned state governments are planning to initiate a Zero Hunger Programme on October 16 (World Food Day) in three districts – Koraput, Thane and Gorakhpur. The programme will consist of the following items:
Organisations of Farming System for Nutrition (FSN)
Organisation of Genetic Gardens Biofortified Plants and
Initiation of a Zero Hunger Training programme.
The programme will ensure suitable methods of measuring the impact of intervention. There will be intensive training programme inorder to identify the nutritional maladies in each district and the appropriate agricultural/ horticultural and animal husbandry remedies. Thus, the projects will spend together agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner. It is hoped that such an integrated programme will help us to achieve the zero hunger district goal surely and speedily.
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.