On Farm Testings (OFTs) : Assessment and Refinements :
For any major problem in agriculture there are many remedies suggested by various research organizations. Through on farm testing Krishi Vigyan Kendra does comparative studies in farmers fields to come to conclusion which of the technologies tested is more suitable to the resources available & is cost effective. This is a form of participatory study where farmers perspective is given most importance. The results of such studies can later be made available to farmers.
Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) :
Every year Krishi Vigyan Kendra conducts several Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on farmers fields on technologies released by research institutes, universities. These are mainly related to latest released varieties, methods to control pest & diseases, technologies to increase yields, agri implements to reduce drudgery of women, technologies to reduce cost of production etc.
Trainings Programmes :
On an average this KVK conducts 50 to 60 need- based training programs in a year for farmers, farmwomen & rural youth. 10-15% of them are long duration trainings. The KVK has purchased more than 40 educational audio visual aids to make the training activities more effective. More emphasis has been given on long duration self employment oriented training for school dropouts & unemployed rural youth Many participants on completion of the training have been Successfully self employed by way of establishing their own poultry, Goatery, Nursery Dairy & sericulture unit. Efforts have also been concentrated to empower the women component technically as they play a very vital role in agricultural operations.
B. Sponsored Programmes/Activities :
- MAHARASTRA STATE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
- AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (ATMA)
- DEPARTMENT OF BIO-TECHNOLGY,(DBT), NEW DELHI
- DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DST), NEW DELHI
- NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (NABARD)
- CONVERGENCE OF AGRICULTURAL INTERVENTIONS IN MAHARASHTRA (CAIM)
- MAHARASHTRA AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT(MACP)
- MAHILA KISAN SASHATIKARAN PARIYOJANA (MKSP)