Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) – Farm Science Center

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), aims at assessment of location specific technology modules in agriculture and allied enterprises, through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations. KVKs have been functioning as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technology supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district and are linking the NARS with extension system and farmers. A total of four KVKs are functioning at Kancheepuram, Namakkal, Sivaganga and Villupuram under the technical and administrative control of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

Vision, Mission and Mandate of the KVK

Vision

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra aims at Science and technology-led growth leading to enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture

Mission

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra aims to be the leading agricultural / animal husbandry technology service provider for the upliftment of the farming community by qualified professionals in the district

Mandates

  • The mandate of KVK is Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.

To implement the mandate effectively,the following activities are envisaged for each KVK

  • On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers

In addition, KVKs improves livelihood of the farming community by strengthening human capital through capacity building programmes for farmers, promoting social capital through networking of farmers, creating a market linkage of entrepreneurs and effectively utilizing natural resources by distributing quality technological products and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.

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