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Celebrating Professor MS Swaminathan’s 90th birthday and the Zero Hunger Challenge

Dr David Bergvinson, Director General of ICRISAT recently attended a conference in Chennai which felicitated Professor MS Swaminathan on his 90th birthday.

Professor Swaminathan is a world renowned geneticist and international administrator who played a leading role in advancing India’s own Green Revolution in agriculture.

At the event he urged colleagues and well wishers to support the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge, which aims to ensure that every man, woman and child has the Right to Adequate Food.

This involves empowering women, giving priority to family farming, and ensuring that food systems are sustainable and resilient.

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