Promoting Trans disciplinary Research and Action in Sustainable Management of Agrobiodiversity
We Are MSSRF Family
Community Agrobiodiversity Centre (CAbC) was established in 1997 at Wayanad district of Kerala, as one of the regional centres of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India. The Centre was established to promote community conservation systems of rural and tribal people through research, extension and advocacy. Centre works in partnership with rural and farming communities for sustainable agricultural and rural development. The activities are designed in such a way that promotes a pro-nature, pro-poor, pro-woman and a pro-livelihood orientation to technology development and dissemination.
Children and poor people are at high risk of severe malnutrition & no education
Conservation and Enhancement
This activity area focuses mainly on Conservation, Enhancement and Sustainable Utilization of Biodiversity of socio-economic and ecological importance
Education, Communication & Training
Education, Communication & Training (ECT) in the area of biodiversity management and sustainable agriculture.
Livelihoods and Food Security
This activity area aims to empower local communities to sustainably utilise the agro-biodiversity.
Story from the field
Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world’s population living in developing countries. There are innumerable varieties of rice cultivated in the world.Most of the traditional landraces are under threat of extinction due to climate change, change in land use, invasion of released varieties and so on.