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Vice President to launch MSSRF scientific conference with eminent speakers

Prof Rattan Lal, Prof Bruce Alberts, Dr David Nabarro, Dr K Vijayaraghavan, Dr Soumya Swaminathan among key speakers at virtual consultation Chennai, August 4, 2020: Eminent global speakers...

NABARD Best Performance award to MSSRF for work in Kolli Hills

  July 2020: The work of MSSRF in Kolli Hills has been recognized with the Best Performance Award by India’s largest agricultural bank, for work on tribal development. The announcement came...

Dr K S Murali is new Executive Director, MSSRF

Chennai, July 14, 2020:  The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, welcomed Dr K S Murali, seasoned research and development professional on board, as its new Executive Director, here today. Dr...

Recommendations for Rural Revival – Unlocking India

  June 2020: As India begins a series of efforts to ‘unlock’, the shift from relief and rehabilitation also moves to rebuilding lives and livelihoods. A few weeks ago, we had released a...

‘Nutri-Garden’ provides new pathway to address malnutrition

  Natural nutritious plants come in handy during lockdown June 2020: The importance of nutri-gardens to support nutrition of communities was evident during the pandemic lockdown situation...

Building Climate Smart Public Libraries – Reconnecting with Nature

  Moving beyond the main library services of book lending, the work of librarians towards rejuvenating nature and role as change agents in 19 states of India through innovative service was...

“Locust attacks: What India’s farming community needs to know”

  June 2020: Prevention is the absolute key and the government and community need to respond together, to address the locust attacks on farms, said the expert panel at the webinar on ‘Locust...

Looking back to move forward: 10 ways to Green Health

MSSRF advocates for evidence-based traditional health practices June 2020: How do we translate present policies into effective practices, for local health, primary healthcare services and protect...

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Bouncing back from COVID-19: Lessons from the Food Crisis

Globally, COVID-19 is a public health emergency with grave impact on the population of the world, especially the poor and marginalized.  It is estimated that 140 million additional people could...