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M.S. Swaminathan
M.S. Swaminathan: is an agricultural scientist, a plant geneticist, an environmentalist, an ecologist, an administrator, an educator, an advisor to governments around the world, a social worker, a philosopher, and a visionary whose dream is to rid the world of hunger and poverty.

About The Book

A well-known writer and speaker in forums all over the world, a list of Dr. Swaminathan’s writings and speeches goes to over 50 . This book collects together some of his more recent observations, edited for publication. It is evident from the range of issues discussed that the author’s mission in life is to foster a movement of hope and peace by eradicating hunger and poverty, for humankind to live in harmony with nature. Swaminathan stresses that sustainable development must be firmly rooted in the principles of ecology, social and gender equity, employment generation, and economic potential.

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  2. Remember Your Humanity

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  3. Ethics and Science

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  4. Four Pillars of Sustainable Human Happiness

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  5. Norman Borlaug and His Fight against Hunger

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  6. Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering the People

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  7. Harnessing the Demographic Dividend for Agricultural Rejuvenation

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  8. Legislation for Food Security

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  9. How to Resolve the Crisis of Indian Agriculture

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  10. Gandhiji’s Plea for a Hunger-Free India: Current Reality and Way to Progress

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    Wheat Imports and Food Security

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    Distribute, Procure, Store and Sow — Steps to Food Security

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    Sustainable Food Security: Pre-requisites for Success

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    Pathway for Food Security for All

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    Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation

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    Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Security

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    Priorities in Agricultural Research and Education

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    Managing Anticipated Food Crises

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    To the Hungry, God is Bread

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    The Wheat Mountains of the Punjab

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    Fish for All and For Ever

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    Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

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    GM Food Crops: Risks and Benefits

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    Land Rush and Food Security in an Era of Climate Change

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    Darwinism in a Warming Planet

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    Climate and Food Security

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    Maximising the Benefit of A Good Monsoon

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    Building Sustainable Water Security Systems

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    Drought Management for Rural Livelihood Security

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    Privatisation of Food and Water Security Systems: An Unequal Social Bargain

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    Shaping the Future of Agriculture in Northeastern India

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    Towards Vidarbha’s Agricultural Renaissance

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    Science’s Role in Stimulating West Bengal’s Agricultural Performance

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    Singur and Our Socio-Economic Future

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    From Vision to Impact

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