Welcome to M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Harnessing Science for Sustainable Development

About MSSRF

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. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for sustainable agricultural and rural development. MSSRF focuses specifically on tribal and rural communities with a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach. The Foundation applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, food and nutrition.

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‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ India@75 – Farmers-Scientists Connect Meet organised

A mega-event “Farmers-Scientists Connect Meet” was held under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations by Biotech-KISAN Hub...

What Happened at COP26? Assessments and Reflections - Seminar

  Seminar on “What Happened at COP26? Assessments and Reflections" by Prof T Jayaraman, at the...

MSSRF response to the COVID-19 emergency

M S Swaminathan Foundation had responded quickly to the COVID-19 emergency, providing support at the field level to rural...

MSSRF institute Hema Ramachandran fellowship for Women Scientists

  Chennai (3 November 2021): M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) entered into an agreement to institute Hema...

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsov: MSSRF organised training to promote eco-friendly technologies in Kerala

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is implementing the Department of Biotechnology -Krishi Innovation Science...

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsov: MSSRF organised training to promote eco-friendly technologies to enhance soil health and sustainability

  M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is implementing the Department of Biotechnology -Krishi Innovation...

WFP,MSSRF Join Hands For Climate Change Adaption Food Security, Nutrition, & Rural Livelihood

  Chennai: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) have...

Need of more science-based education to counter misinformation

  Chennai (26 September 2021):- There is always a need for dedicated scientific platforms where young school...

Clean Seas Campaign for Pollution Free Eco-friendly beaches - Clean Seas ! Our Pride!

Fish for All Research and Training Centre of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in collaboration with National Centre for...

Breastfeeding week observed in Koraput

Odisha based Biju Patnaik Tribal Agro-biodiversity Centre of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, has observed the World...

MSSRF’s model of VKCs adopted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh

  The Government of Andhra Pradesh has adopted the concept of Village Knowledge Centres (VKC) developed and...

How e-marketing enabled Hill brooms collecting tribal women to access market

  The tribal women in Kotia village, Pottangi block of koraput they collect and make Jhadus (Hill Brooms) for their...

Nutrition Garden - Practical pathway for address malnutrition

  As per the status of 14 blocks in the district; there are 3264 Anganwadi Kendra’s are present. As per...

Use of improved practices and seeds in Fingermillet

  This is the story about the Ragi/mandia cultivation  by women farmers in Machhara village in...

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Awards and Recognition

 
  • Ban Ki Moon Award Dr. Madhura Swaminathan, the Chairperson of MSSRF received the Asia Initiatives Ban Ki Moon Award for her work in women’s empowerment from former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

  • Blue Planet Prize conferred by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan for "efforts to realize sustainable agriculture and rural development through ecosystem activities” 1996

  • Stockholm Challenge Award (Global Village category) conferred on MSSRF for its work in promoting social inclusion through Information and Communication Technology 2001

  • Equator Initiative Award – 2002

  • Genome Saviour Award to tribal communities for conservation of rice germplasm by the Plant Varieties Protection and Farmers' Rights Authority of India – 2007

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Science Communication from the Indian Science Congress Association for The Hindu Media Resource Centre – 2008

  • Green Institution Award from Kerala State Biodiversity Board for MSSRF Wayanad Regional Centre, 2009

  • Rashtriya Jal Puraskar (National Water Prize) from Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India – 2010

  • Bhoomijal Samvardhan Puraskar (Groundwater Augmentation Award) from Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India – 2010

  • Genome Savior Award by the Plant Variety Protection and Farmers’ Rights Authority of the Government of India, for Tribal Communities facilitated by MSSRF – 2011