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Stories from the Field

Reviving small scale irrigation systems among small holders and its impact on farm income: A case study

Nallamur is a village in Tindivanam block of Villupuram district where 82% of farmers depend on open wells for irrigation. However more than 70% of wells in the region are defunct and abandoned due...

How collectives are improving the livelihoods and well-being of single women: learning from Puducherry

Sarala is a 35-year-old single mother belonging to socially marginalized community. She is working as an agricultural labourer in Poriyur village, Puducherry. She has been a member of a self-help...

Empowering coastal rural women through fish culture

The fishing sector is largely dominated by men. The role of women in fishing largely relies on the socio-economic conditions of the households. Overall, the conditions and quality of life for women...

Fisher Friend App soon to be available in the northern coastal districts of Kerala

Trivandrum: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Kerala State Fisheries Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30th November, 2018 for the promotion of Fisher Friend Mobile...

MSSRF scientist selected to be facilitator for international workshop

Chennai, October 29, 2018: Dr S Velvizhi, Principal Scientist, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and Head, Fish for All Centre, Poompuhar, has been selected to be a facilitator for the programme on...

Launch of RESILIENCE project at Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, Assam

Chennai, October 10, 2018: The Climate Resilience project was launched by the Minister of Agriculture, Assam, today, with plans to work in two states i.e. Odisha and Assam, located in the east and...