Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is a project supported by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education under Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The project is being implemented by an Non Government Organisation named Agricultural Science Foundation since 1985. KVK is located in Hulkoti village of Gadag district in Karnataka State.
Mandates of KVK
The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities. The specific activites to carry out this mandate are:
Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Organising frontline demonstration to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers' fields.
Organising need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes.
Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community.
Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.