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Stories from the Field

FFMA is transforming lives of fisherfolk: a story from Andhra Pradesh

Potti Jagadish is from a village called Parlopeta, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, 35 years old Potti Jagadish being the eldest in the family lives with his parents, two brothers (Raju and Sathish)...

Lifelong Knowledge Learning Centres in Kanjikovil Panchayat discovers potential NASA’s young scientist

The INELI (International Network of Emerging Library Innovators) and Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM)’s library programme at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation is charting the course for public...

A novel approach to provide timely analysis on soil parameters

Soil is inevitable for crop growth. The health of the soil determines the health of the plant. In this context, knowing the health of the soil is very important for the farmers. It is done through...

Village Knowledge Centres as lifeline for local famers

The village resource centre in Thiruvaiyaru is one of the oldest centres set up by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation. It was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh through...

GIS-based forewarning system helping farmers resist pests

Small farmers along coastal Tamil Nadu, in Vedaranyam block, Nagapattinam district are losing up to 40% of the crop yields due to the incidence of pests and diseases. The dynamics of pest and disease...

Agronomic rehabilitation measures of ‘Gaja’ affected regions in Nagapattinam and Thanjavur Districts

Cyclone Gaja hit Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November, 2018 devastating the lives of the coastal people. MSSRF undertook a rapid assessment survey of the damages in the coastal districts...