What We Do - Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture
The Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences has instituted an Award titled "Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture" in the honour of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. The prestigious Award was instituted in 2004 with the objective to recognize life time contributions of eminent persons who have made global impact in the field of agriculture, including food security and sustainability of agriculture in India.
The outstanding contributions of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan towards agricultural renaissance of India are indeed very well known world-wide. A great visionary and crusader, he has been the main architect of “Green Revolution”.Dr. Swaminathan is a staunch advocate of sustainable agriculture which would lead to “Evergreen Revolution”, necessary for ensuring future household food and nutritional security. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was awarded the first World Food Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award and many other national and international honors. He has been acclaimed by the Time Magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th Century, one of the three from India – the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.
The following eminent persons have been conferred with Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award till date: