Collaboration

In addition to these, the KVK also activety participating in the mandatory work

  1. Agro-ecosystem analysis through PRA : An updated and detailed PRA is being used by the KVK in all target villages to develop a detailed socio-economic action plan for the sustainable development of villages.
  2. Training: The KVK provides skill-orientated training in farm and non-farm sectors to farmers, farmwomen, rural youth &Extension personal.
  3. Demonstration : Front line demonstrations, including crops, vegetables and live stock &fodder production etc. production with organic fertilizers, using improved varieties are regularly conducted at the KVK farm and on farmer’s fields.
  4. On-farm testing : For the value addition of newly released technology and the various problems feed by the farmers during the crop production and live stock rearing, on-farm testing is conducted with latest technology to resolve the major problems and the validity of newly released technologies. On-farm testing is conducted on farmers field on trial basis problem solving method and it also result in innovation of benefits of new agriculture techniques.
  5. Medicinal plant cultivation: The KVK has identified and propagated the cultivation of 3 medicinal plants in the target area are now well identified as treatment for common ailments and also for its commercial demand by Ayurvedic pharmacies.
  6. Formation of SHGs : As the development of farmers & non-farm sector incomes is the key to raising BPL families above the poverty line, KVK Basti promote fisheries, poultry, goat rearing and mushroom. SHGs have also been formed for value-addition and seed production activities at the village level. These include value addition for aonla, mango and cereal crops.
  7. Farmer-scientist interaction : Regular meetings of farmers and scientists of the KVK are organized on farmer’s fields that attempt to offer sustainable and affordable solutions all traditional and seasonal problems faced by the farmers.
  8. Farmers exposure visit : Regular exposure visit of innovative farmers are conducted KVK and other regional research station to show and teach them about newly and recent released variety/technology. Farmers visited to the KVK’s demonstration units to know and learn newly and improved farming techniques, and also taken on visits to agricultural research stations.
  9. Field days : Field days are organized on farmer’s fields to demonstrate the performance of technology demonstrated. Farmers and farm women are participated and beneficiaries himself explains what he did and what results he achieved.
  10. Kisan Mela : Annually two Kisan Melas are conducted at the KVK premises during Kharif and Rabi season in which all KVK activities are highlight and different competitions are organized among participating farmers and prizes are distributed in various disciplines. Government and district line departments also participate in the Mela and exhibit their activities. Newly released seeds variety and planting materials are also provided to the farmers during the mela.
  11. Diagnostic field visit : KVK scientists visited all target villages during cropping time to evaluate and check farmer field performance and suggest various solutions regarding any problems found by the farmers.
  12. Vegetable and spices production in Aonla and Mango Orchards : To encourage farmers in the optimum usage of available land, demonstrations of intercropping vegetables and spices in aonla and mango orchards. There implemented to increase income generation of orchard growers.