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MSSRF Kisan Hub

The “Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN)–a mission programme of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi aims to establish Biotech hubs across India. The Key focus is transferring science and technological innovations for managing problems in agricultural activities, soil health, building leadership and entrepreneurship skills to promote sustainable models for agri-business and agro-value chain development. It is a Pan-India program, follows a hub and spoke model and stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation among farmers, particularly women farmers.

MSSRF has been granted a project to establish a Biotech KISAN hub in the aspirational districts of Eastern plateau and hills in Odisha and Western Ghats in Kerala with a focus to improving farming practices, sustainable use of soil and water and to create access to rural processing technologies, value addition and markets.

The hub creates a platform for knowledge sharing between farmers and scientist to address location-specific problems in partnership with collaborating institutions and also organizing fellowship programmes for farmers (including special fellowships for women farmers) in the form of Farmers’ Training/workshop/awareness programme/Kisan melas etc.


MSSRF Biotech KISAN Main - Hub                                                                                   

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, Tamil Nadu, India 
Tel: +91 (44) 22541229, +91 (44) 22541698;





MSSRF Biotech KISAN Sub Hub - I                                                                                                                                                                                     

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Biju Patnaik Tribal Agro- biodiversity Centre (BPTAbC), Phulabad, Jeypore – 764 002

Koraput, Odisha

Tel: +91-6854-231773



MSSRF Biotech KISAN Sub Hub - II                                                                                                                                                                                                    

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Community Agrobiodiversity Centre

Puthoorvayal, P.O. Meppadi, Wayanad

Kerala – 673 577, India

Tel ; 04936 204477, 207019;



Partnering Institute – I                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation Research (IISWCR) Centre

P.B. No. 12, Sunabeda

Koraput-763002 Odisha



Partnering Institute – II                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR)

Kozhikode, Kerala 673012

Tel No: +91-495-2730294


Our Partners




KISAN Hub is a new programme funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India (GOI), under DBT’s mission programme, Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) that empowers farmers through science and technology.