Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

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bullet2 M. S . Swaminathan Research Foundation

Third Cross Road

Taramati Institutional Area CPT Campus

Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu




Type:  Research NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation started its work in 1988 in the thematic areas of coastal systems, biotechnology, biodiversity, ecotechnology, food security and information, education and communication. The approach was based on strategic and participatory research, capacity building, networking and partnership building, based on the principles of social inclusion in access to technologies which help to enhance income and environment. Research and outreach strategies were devised to bridge the rich-poor and gender divides in the areas of information, knowledge and skill empowerment