Assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products
On farm testing to identify the location specificity to technologies in various farming system.
Frontline demonstrations to establishment production potentials on the farmers’ fields.
Training of farmers and farm women to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies and training of extension personnel to orient them about areas of technology development.
Work as resource and knowledge based centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
Create awareness about frontier technologies through large number of extension activities viz., Farmer fair, field day, strategic campaign, Ex. trainees sammelan, Farmers field school etc.
The seed and planting materials product by the KVK are also to be made available to the farmers.
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Consisting representation of stakeholders & meeting once in a year for review & priority setting
Demonstration Units : Location specific to educate farmers
Crop Cafeteria : Providing options to farmers to select from different crops
Diagnostic and Advisory Services : Diagnostic & advisory at Farm Science Centre
Expert visit to Farmers field
Seed, planting material production and other products as technology inputs
Revolving fund : Maintenance of account, use for farm related activities
Technology backstopping by Agricultural Universities/Research Organizations
Thrust areas for the KVKs
Keeping in view the agro-climatic situation the following thrust areas were identified for the KVKs operational in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal (Zone IV).
Farm Science Center as a Platform for alliance of ICAR, Universities-State Govt. – NGOs.
Product development, convergence, farmer led extension & women empowerment.
Models of public-private partnership to be evolved for development of processes, technology application and its flow.
Host institutions to take up the issues like use of ICT, methodology backstopping, quality production and other such interventions.
Farm Science Center to build agri-alert system, agro-advisory through mobile, Technology Park etc. for better clientele services.
Inter exchange of technologies, methodologies, visits, HRD, etc.
Extension research and impact evaluation studies.
Developing indigenous models and methods for enhancing the efficiency of the extension system.
Promotion of modern equipments and machinery in farm sector, also locally fabricated and modified tools.
State level Farm Science Center Interface.
Development of Farm Science Center websites, creation of data base & content development.
Farmers Reach (footprint) and Farm Science Center outreach.