The Training on various crop productivity, plant protection, agro forestry, home science and seed production are conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Pilibhit.
Improving productivity is a major objective of the KVK. Before implementation of activities, KVK has continuously given major thrust on assessment of Problems, Opportunities, Issues and Needs (POIN) of the farming community. Prior to finalization of annual action plan, KVK analyzes the gaps in adoption of technologies and also collects the information about reasons behind it. The representative Agro Ecological Situation (AES) of the district is the basis while selecting the villages. Similarly before conducting the activities, a benchmark survey is also conducted to record the socio-economic conditions of the villages. For effective implementation of the programme, a group approach is an important methodology for which Farmers Clubs and SHGs are established. Identification of the beneficiaries for training, demonstration, OFTs and other extension activities is done through these groups. This has helped to get a very positive response from the farming community.
Most of the on campus trainings are conducted for imparting the skills through practical training in the instructional units of the KVK. Improving productivity and self-employment generation are the basic objective behind the on campus skill oriented training programmes. Off campus trainings are conducted in the villages particularly on the farmers field where the method demonstration as well as technological output are shown to the trainees. The field of the innovative farmers are the venue to conduct off campus training programmes. Total 885 training programmes were conducted to practicing farmers in the villages. After training programmes, necessary inputs, services and consultancies are made available so that the consultancies were made available so that the technology adoption could be improved. Most of the training programmes are interlinked with the demonstration and trials that are conducted to extend solution to the location specific problems and to improve the productivity. Similarly some programmes are focused to reduce the cost of production, ensure natural resource management particularly soil and water besides improving quality of the produce, where as some programmes are focused for agriculture diversification based on market demand and available local resources.
For employment generation through vocational training, KVK has developed instructional units for imparting skill and practical training. Besides technical skill, KVK has also provided managerial skill so that the trainees can also build up confidence of management of the enterprise. Vocational skills are extended through 194 training programmes for 5107 rural youths. The duration of the training ranges from 3 days to 7 days. KVK has also developed the linkages with different credit and marketing agencies, NABARD and other development departments. Replication of technologies among the farming communities through extension functionaries of line departments and NGO is also an important mandate of KVK. Apart from the recommendations of NARS, the results obtained from different FLDs and OFTs are included in the course curriculum so that the location specific technologies can be faster disseminated through these extension functionaries. KVK conducted total 154 courses covering 3917 extension functionaries of different line departments.