Mandates of KVK

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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 (OFT) to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations (FLDs) to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel.
  • To work as knowledge and resource centre of agricultural technologies.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other means of media on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
  • Produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers.
  • Identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programmes within the mandate of KVK.