Queries were received from the farmers and suitable advises were sent to them by post, in person, by farm visits, by phone calls and through e-mail regarding problems on management, diseases control, cost minimization, profit maximization, project preparation etc., booklets on various animal husbandry practices were printed and distributed to the farmers.
The training programmes conducted by the centres are tailored according to the needs and wants of the farmers. These programmes are so designed that it is suited to the location, culture and knowledge level of the trainees. Each programme is organized with clearly stated objectives. The content of the training programmes may broadly be categories as follows:
The training programmes are conducted both on the campus and off the campus. It is often felt difficult by the farmers, farm women and the rural youth to attend the training at the centres owing to their pre-occupation with farming and household activities. To overcome this difficulty and to satisfy the needs of these category of farmers, the centres are also organizing off campus training programmes in the villages and also at farmers field. The centres are also organizing specialized self employment training programmes in animal husbandry, fishery and related fields for youths and school droupouts.
Various programme are being implemented by this directorate at the village level like,
- are being practised at the adopted villages for the benefit of farming community.
Exhibitions are effective visual medial through which the results of research and development are disseminated effectively. The Directorate of Extension Education is actively conducting and participating in Government Fairs, Expos and other Seminars and Workshops.
Useful information and new research findings of the University are printed in the form of
and distributed to farmers which ensures wider reach and also facilitate easy storage of information by farmers for future reference.
The important forms of print media utilized by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University for distance education of farmers are,
Timely information, disease forecasts, newer research findings are published in leading dailies and magazines of the state in the form of news articles, Science stories etc, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is also bringing out
The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has launched Kisan Call Centres with a view to leverage the extensive telecom infrastructure to deliver extension services to farmers on toll free telephone number (1551). Kisan Call Center consists of three levels. The Director of Extension Education has been nominated as Nodal Officer (Level II). Through this scheme, a telephone line was installed at this Directorate by Coconut Development Board, Kochi and it started functioning from 21.1.2004.
Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) is established by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University under the financial assistance of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for developing coordination and intensive interaction between the researchers and technology users. This centre aims at developing linkage between the Research Institution and farmers.
Farmers visiting this centre are being provided with latest technologies on livestock and fisheries farming and it is linking various units of Research Institutions with intermediary users and end users(Farmers) in decision making and problem solving. The Information and Services of ATIC include