ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Kasaragod

ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Kasaragod

भाकृअनुप - कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र - कासरगोड





Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, was formed on May 24, 1984. In the east, it is sharing boundaries with Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka in the north and is bounded by the Kannur district of Kerala in the south. Kasaragod is endowed with rich natural resources and noted for its majestic forts, ravishing rivers, hills, green valleys and beautiful beaches. The rich and varied cultural heritage of the district is portrayed through spectacular presentations of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, Kolkali and Mappilappattu. Kasaragod is unique in having seven languages spoken by the local population.Agriculture is one of the importance sources of income for the population of Kasaragod. The district mainly has three types of soil: laterite, red, and sandy soil respectively. The total cropped area is around 1.52 Lakh ha, in which majority followed a coconut and arecanut based farming system. Kasargod belongs to Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) Konkan, Karnataka and Kerala Coastal plain, hot humid to perhumid eco-subregion. Apart from coconut & arecanut cashew, rubber, vegetable, paddy etc is grown major area in Kasargod.

KVK-Kasaragod is under the administrative control of ICAR-CPCRI and is established in 1993. It is situated in Chowki, about five kilometers away from Kasaragod town on NH 66 towards Mangalore. KVK-Kasaragod was bestowed with the prestigious Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award for the biennium 2002-2003 at National level for its contributions in the field of agriculture and allied activities rendered to the farming community through its outreach programmes. KVK offers trainings for farmers, farm women and youth in the district to bring about desirable changes in their knowledge, skills and attitudes based on felt needs and wants. Further, KVK extends training to the field level extension functionaries on recent advances in agriculture and allied sectors so as to ensure proper, timely and quick diffusion of technologies for sustainable production and productivity. The mandatory activities of KVK’s such as On Farm Testing of technologies (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) and Transfer of Technology activities. KVK-Kasaragod is functioning for the greater cause of overall development of the farming community of the district since its inception in 1993.



Mar 18, 2024

Kisan Diwas 2023 was celebrated by ICAR- KVK, Kasaragod from 21-12-2023 to 23-12-2023 at CPCRI in collaboration with ICAR, CPCRI, Kasaragod. The programme was conducted under SCSP programme of KVK,Kasaragod and CPCRI,Kasaragod. On the occasion of Kisan Diwas training programme on “Coconut cultivation” was organized. The programme commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Manojkumar T.S, Principal Scientist and Head, KVK, Kasaragod. Dr. K.Balachandra Hebbar, Director, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod gave the Inaugural Address. The programme was presided over by Dr Vinayak Hegde, Head, Crop Protection Division, CPCRI. Dr. Rajkumar, Senior Scientist and Nodal officer for SCSP programme at CPCRI and Dr.Saritha Hegde, SMS, KVK co ordinated the training programme and distribution of coconut seedlings. Arou nd 442 Hybrid coconut seedlings allocated to SC farmers/farm women were distributed to around 85 SC beneficiaries as part of the programme. During the occasion two farmers and two farm women were felicitated for their valuable contribution to farming activities.
Swachhta Pledge was taken by the participants of the programme. The farmers from Madhur, Badiatka, Puthige, Mogral Puttur panchayaths participated in the programme. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr Benjamin Mathew, SMS, Horticulture, KVK,Kasaragod .Technical sessions on “Scientific cultivation of coconut”, “Coconut disease Management” and “Coconut Insect and Pest Management & EPN” was conducted by Dr.Surekha, Scientist (Agronomy),CPCRI, Dr.Prathibha V.H,Senior Scientist (Plant pathology) and Dr.Rajkumar, Senior Scientist (Nematology), CPCRI, Kasaragod. The farmer interface programme with scientists was coordinated by Dr. Saritha Hegde, KVK Kasaragod. A total of 70 farmers belonging to the Scheduled caste community participated in the programme.