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Strengthening partnerships: NABARD Chairman emphasizes research-farmer interface at MSSRF

  September 17, 2020: “An active interface between research, credit facilities and the farmer is required to take agriculture and rural development forward,” said Dr G R Chintala, Chairman,...

Village Knowledge Centres help farmers benefit from government schemes in Assam

  September 2020: The region of Sivasagar in the state of Assam, is a flood-hit area; most farmers here, go for Rabi cultivation after the floods end. The area needs irrigation during the...

When Assam floods brought pests, scientists & farmers were ready

  September 2020: If there is one thing certain about Assam every year, it is the annual flood and the widespread devastation caused by it. This disaster has become an annual calamity and...

Contributing to agriculture research in Tamil Nadu, CRSARD completes 33rd AGM

  Chennai, September 10, 2020: For over three decades the Centre for Research on Agriculture and Rural Development has made contributions to various aspects of scientific development in the...

Mina Swaminathan Fellowship for Gender and Development

  Background The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has a core approach of pro-poor, pro-nature and pro-women research and development. This has been particularly emphasized...

Strengthening ‘Nutrition-Secure Puducherry’ efforts:

  A team from M S Swaminathan Research Foundation met the Puducherry Chief Minister Thiru K Narayanasami, Chief Secretary Shri Ashwani Kumar, Collector, Dr T Arun, and other officials....

Loss of a great visionary: condoling President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

  In the passing away of Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 31 August 2020, we have lost one of the greatest Indian visionaries and nation builders of our country. Shri Pranab Mukherjee devoted all his...

Coping with soil salinity: Lessons from a wild rice species

  Climate change and sea level rise is increasingly affecting coastal regions of India. Intrusion of sea water into agricultural lands in coastal regions is increasing soil salinity (...

When Kerala was flooded, the community responded; this is what made the difference, says new research

People training came voluntarily to help, during Kerala floods 2018, to support their community though they had no disaster training. This spontaneous support was the saving feature of the disaster...