About Krishi Vigyan Kendra

About KVK

        Indian council of  Agricultural Research (ICAR) in collaborations with University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore , Started Krishi Vigyan Kendra in 1976. Its was  the first in Karnataka and Second in South India. Since 1986  it come under the  Jurisdiction of  University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad  and involved in the  transfer of  agricultural technologies to the farming community with following mandates and Objectives:

Mandates

Objectives of KVK

 
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Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems

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Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmersí fields

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Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.

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Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes

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Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community.

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Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.

 
 
 
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To demonstrate the latest technologies in agriculture & allied subjects with a view to reduce time lag between technology  generation and adoption.

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To test & verify the technology in socio-economic conditions of the farmers with a view to study production constraints and to modify the  technologies to make them appropriate.

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To impart training to the practicing farmers and rural youth by the methods of Teaching by Doing and Learning by Doing.

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To provide training & communication support to the district level development agencies like agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and NGOs in their extension programmes.