M. S. Swaminathan


Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology” and by Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations, as “a living legend who will go into the annals of history as a world scientist of rare distinction”. 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 and President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.


M S Swaminathan: Interactions with Global Leaders Policies and Perspectives on Agriculture, Food Security and Sustainable Development


An Updated Biography of a Living Legend

The Green Revolution was possible only because the problems coming in the way of high yields were identified and suitable solutions found. This updated biography of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, F.R.S., compiled & edited by Drs. R. D. Iyer, N. Anil Kumar & Rohini Iyer, provides instances of the need for Science and Strategies for an Evergreen Revolution, encompassing all aspects of sustainable food and agricultural production.

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