MSSRF to hold virtual conference on contemporary challenges for food and nutrition security

Truman Slate

The MS Swaminathan Research Basis (MSSRF) will hold a virtual session on ‘Science for resilient food, nourishment and livelihoods: Present-day challenges’ in between August seven-ten to commemorate its basis working day celebrations.

MSSRF was proven in 1988 as a not-for-income believe in by agriculture scientist Professor MS Swaminathan, with proceeds from the First Environment Food items Prize that he acquired in 1987. The Basis aims to speed up use of present day science for sustainable agricultural and rural progress and target precisely on tribal and rural communities with a pro-poor, pro-women of all ages and pro-mother nature solution.

The session will have classes on agro-biodiversity and sustainable output units, climate alter and resilient Tamil Nadu, panel dialogue on gendered impacts of the Covid-19 disaster, submit-harvest markets and provide chains, and world wide and national guidelines for sustainable food units for balanced diet program.

The once-a-year intercontinental convention will see eminent speakers from India and across the globe like Environment Food items Prize 2020 Laureate Prof Rattan Lal, previous Editor of Science, Bruce Alberts, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister K Vijayaraghavan and Chief Scientist, WHO, Soumya Swaminathan. The Vice-President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, will produce the inaugural address of the virtual session.

The event will take a look at modern day issues for food and nourishment protection, in particular those arising from the coronavirus pandemic and climate alter. The convention, which coincides with the birthday of MS Swaminathan (August seven), will also be streamed dwell on MSSRF’s Fb and YouTube web pages.

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