India realised the first ‘Green Revolution’ in 1967 – 68. A good year of rainfall coupled with efforts to improve the agricultural output with new technology resulted in record food grain production. The spectacular increase in the production of food grains is termed as Green Revolution. The contribution of M.S. Swaminathan towards scientific research in agriculture is noteworthy. He has been described in the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology”.
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was registered in 1988 as a non-profit Trust. MSSRF is doing research in the following five areas coastal systems research, biodiversity and biotechnology, ecotechnology and sustainable agriculture, reaching the unreached and education, communication, training and capacity building.