Promoting a New Crop Among Farmers in Khordha District
As the main mandate of KVK is geared towards technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, it is not always easy to get new technologies adopted at a scale in a short period of time. However, there are certain technologies that get easily adopted at a scale if different extension approaches are carefully deployed. P N Ananth, A K Dash and J K Sundaray illustrate one such experience here.
Establishment of Fodder Nursery for Dairy Development
The establishment of fodder nursery and distribution of fodder seeds/root slips among the farming community through integrated and participatory extension approaches is essential for dairy development. Dr Prakashkumar Rathod, Dr Vivek Patil, Dr Channappagouda Biradar, Dr Anant Rao Desai and Mr Dattu Reddy share their experiences of fodder nursery establishment and promotion of fodder production under Sujala-III project implementation in Karnataka (India).
Convergence of Multi-Stakeholders for Prevention and Control of Sub-Clinical Mastitis (SCM) In Dairy Animals
The convergence of multi-stakeholders, aimed at promoting integrated and participatory extension approaches, can achieve prevention and control of sub-clinical mastitis in dairy animals. Dr Prakashkumar Rathod and Dr K C Veeranna, share their experiences with convergence based on the Sujala-III project implementation in Karnataka (India).
JSS AGRI Clinic – An Innovative Agriculture Health Centre
In spite of several reforms, the public-sector extension in India continues to be supply and subsidy driven, often failing to address the genuine needs of farmers. The ICAR-JSS-KVK, in 2013, developed a model to address this problem by creating a demand driven Agri Clinic extension service at Mysuru, Karnataka. Dr Arun Balamatti shares the experience of JSS Agri Clinic here.
Improving Milk Production and Marketing System in Northern Chars of Bangladesh
An integrated approach for the development of milk market helps poor communities living in the char lands of Bangladesh to enhance their income. The approach combines technical, organisational and marketing interventions. Md Mamunur Rashid, Md. Shafiqur Rahman and Khandaker Farzan Ahmed participated in this initiative and they share their experiences here.
Saying No To Pesticides
The practice of IPM requires sensitive intervention and substantial collaboration between farmers, extension personnel and plant protection professionals. Dr Madhu Subramanian, an entomologist with Kerala Agricultural University, shares his experience in promoting IPM in paddy in Kerala.
New Cropping Pattern Gives Four Crops Annually
Adoption of alternate cropping pattern can increase productivity, profitability and employment during the agricultural lean season in Bangladesh. Md Mamunur Rashid and Md. Moynul Haque share their experience with promoting alternate cropping pattern in Northern Bangladesh here.
Breeders’ Association in Promotion of Buffalo Husbandry
Buffalo Breeders Association may be one of the innovative approaches for promotion of improved buffalo husbandry practices. Dr. V. B. Dixit, Dr. Hema Tripathi, A. Duhan and Dr. I. J. Singh share their experiences in the functioning of Murrah Buffalo Breeders’ Welfare Association (MBBWA).
Boost in Egg Production and Family Income through Climate Resilient Practices in Backyard Poultry Rearing
Upgrading Backyard poultry involves modifications at several levels, namely cage, breed, feed and vaccination. Understanding these interconnections and supporting adaption of good practices at different levels are important in promoting new technologies, argues Dr. S. Ravi and Dr. P. Muralidharan.
Postmasters as Community-Based Extension Agents
The effectiveness of frontline extension could be considerably enhanced by forging partnerships with the Rural Postal Network. Drs R. Roy Burman, Sujit Sarkar, V. Lenin, S.K. Dubey and J. P. Sharma share their experiences in promoting technologies through this network here.
TRANSPLANTING RICE SEEDLING USING MACHINE TRANSPLANTER: A POTENTIAL STEP FOR MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE
Md Sirajul Islam, M Mahbubur Rashid, Ashick Ahmed and M Abid-Ul-Kabir share their experience of transplanting rice seedling using machine transplanter in Bangladesh.
PROMOTING ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES IN RICE PRODUCTION IN KUTTANAD, KERALA
While large scale demonstrations are important to promote eco-friendly and climate resilient technologies, their up-scaling requires support from a wide range of partners
INCREASING CROPPING INTENSITY AND ACHIEVING FOOD SELF–SUFFICIENCY IN THE COASTAL ZONES OF BANGLADESH
An integrated approach focusing on training, block level demonstrations, farm level advisory support, financial support and field days ensured successful demonstration and promotion of new knowledge among farmers.
Community based seasonal floodplain management: BRAC’s initiative in extending aquaculture technology
Bangladesh is yet to fully exploit its vast flood plains for increasing fish production. BRAC has piloted an approach that can sustainably enhance the productivity of these flood plains through community based fish production.
Bee keeping in chambal region of Madhya Pradesh
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Morena promoted bee keeping as it can generate self-employment and also enhance crop productivity. Encouraged by the success of bee keeping in Morena, farmers and rural youth from other districts of the state have now started bee keeping as a new vocation.
Direct seeding in rice using Drum-seeder
Increasing cost of inputs (especially irrigation water and labour) and unavailability of labour for critical farm operations have made rice cultivation extremely difficult for farmers in several areas of Andhra Pradesh which is a major rice growing state in India.
Intelligent Advisory System for Farmers in North East India
Farmers require timely, accurate and location specific information and need based advisory services in relation to pest, disease, weeds and fertiliser management of their crops from agricultural experts.
Integrated approach to coastal water management by the poor in Bangladesh
Coastal floodplains in Bangladesh experienced increasing problems of salinity, water logging, drought, and over-exploitation of natural resources in the last two decades. This has increased the vulnerability of the extreme poor. Extension targeted at individual farmers will not be sufficient under this situation.
Promoting organic cultivation of vegetables through women groups
There is an increasing demand for safe food including pesticide free fruits and vegetables even in rural areas. In this good practice note, Dr. G.S Sreedaya, Dr. P.V. Habbeburrahman and Dr P.T Suraj reflects
Micro Enterprises through Value Addition of Local Produce.
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) or Farm Science Centres exist in almost every district of India. KVKs are supported by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and they engage in on-farm testing, front-line demonstrations and trainings