Professor M S Swaminathan has been described by the UN Environment Programme as ‘the Father of Economic Ecology’. He was Chairman of the UN Science Advisory Committee set up in 1980 to take follow-up action on the Vienna Plan of Action. He has also served as Independent Chairman of the FAO Council (1981-85) and President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1984-90). He currently holds the UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai (Madras), India.
A plant geneticist by training, Prof Swaminathan's contributions to the agricultural renaissance of India have led to his being widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement. His advocacy of sustainable agriculture leading to an ever-green revolution makes him an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security.
Prof M S Swaminathan is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College.
TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies - A Global Challenges Research Fund project
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