Prof. Swaminathan has chaired several scientific and agricultural bodies, including:
the UN Science Advisory Committee set up in 1980 to take follow-up action on the Vienna Plan of Action;
the FAO Council (1981-85),
the National Commission on Farmers (2004-06),
and the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) for the World Committee on Food Security.
He currently chairs the Task Force set up by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to oversee the projects undertaken in Afghanistan and Myanmar in the field of agriculture, and is the UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology at the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai (Madras), India.
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