State: Kerala


“My first exposure to natural farming was back in 1987 when I was associated with the local Gandhian Adivasi Association. Even today I remember – in one of our visits to the tribal regions of the Kuruma tribe, in their deva pera (God’s room) I noticed the use of low quality rice husk. Upon asking …

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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for sustainable agricultural and rural development. MSSRF focuses …

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Thanal Started in 1986 as a small group of nature enthusiasts to bring environmental awareness to the people. The aim was to raise an environmentally conscious generation by conducting studies on natural history and bringing environmental education to schools and colleges.