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Stories from the Field

Nutri-gardens at anganwadis to foster improved nutrition outcomes

(Inauguration of nutri-garden programme at Kalpetta anganwadi) M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in collaboration with Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and Block Panchayat,...

The project LANSA results in multiple level uptake

(In the pic: Recipe demonstration in Wardha) MSSRF focused the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) intervention under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia(LANSA)...

For improved seeds through participatory seed system delivery

Majority of the farmers in Koraput district of Odisha are tribal, resource poor and mostly dependent on onset of monsoon for agriculture. The rainfall in this region is erratic and prolonged drought...

This farmer producer company is saving the vanishing millet diversity

MSSRF facilitated Kolli Hills gro biodiversity conserver’s federation since 2009 with a membership of 1651 farm families with physical and financial assets and now this has been sparked as a Farmer...

Melapatti VKC – creating change from within

This Village Knowledge Centre (VKC) in Melapatti village, Pudukottai district, is buzzing with activity. Housed in a two-room building, this VKC has become a lifeline for the residents of the village...

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...