Dr. M. S. Swaminathan: Co-Winner 1994

Dr. Swaminathan, the Director of the Centre for Research on Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development, in Madras, India, has for the past 40 years played a pivotal role in the conservation of biological diversity. As one of the world's leading agricultural scientists, he has played a catalytic role in his country's green revolution and in agricultural research and development.

Dr. Swaminathan is widely known as the father of the economic ecology movement and his research on the conservation of wild relatives of the potato, wheat and rice led to India developing a strong national food security system.

Contact Address:

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
Chairman
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
3rd Cross Street
Taramani Institutional Area
Madras 600113
India

Tel: (91 44) 235 1229/235 1698
Fax: (91 44) 235 1319