Surveys are being conducted every year in order to assess the technological advancement of the farmers with regard to crop production and allied activities availability of resources such as irrigation, land, man power etc. and based on these, technological gaps are identified which help to formulate suitable strategies in the form of trainings, frontline demonstrations, exposure trips, group meetings etc. Besides, at times requirement special surveys are also designed and conducted to obtain requisite information.

Training Programmes

Based on the inference obtained through surveys, training programmes in various disciplines are organized ranging from 1 day to 1 week in the form of either off campus and on campus training programmes. Training programmes are also designed to suit different sections of the society such as rural youth, farm women, educated unemployed etc. Similarly regular trainings are also conducted to cater the needs of field level extension functionaries of various developmental departments based on the requirements. Regular pre-seasonal trainings to frontline demonstration beneficiaries and other farmers are also conducted specifically on crops, technologies in which FLDs are taken up in order to make them aware of what type of technology is going to be implemented in their fields and benefits of such latest technical knowhow.

Frontline Demonstrations (FLD’s)

The rationale behind conducting Frontline demonstrations is to demonstrate, convince and popularize latest technologies for the enhancement of yield and quality or those in the pipeline to farmers. This KVK is involved in conducting FLDs in various field and horticultural crops right from established in 2000 which include Toria, lentil, sugarcane, vegetables, paddy etc. The thrust areas of FLDs are Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Nutrient Management(INM), popularizing new hybrids/varieties and this KVK to its credit and has the role of effectively popularizing the IPM in cotton involved effectively in implementation of cotton IPM and ICM in a large area. Similarly IPM demonstrations are also being conducted since 2004-05 for effective pod borer management in paddy, wheat, sugarcane and vegetable crops.

On Farm Testing (OFT)

On farm testing is to test and evaluate research findings in the farmers’ fields and to be modify and refine the technology to suit the local needs for better adoption by farmers. The KVK has been conducting OFT in the disciplines of plant protection, crop production in wheat, vegetables, paddy, sugarcane etc.

Revolving Fund

KVK, Pilibhit operate University and ICAR sponsored revolving funds, in seed production of several cereal crops, supply of agroforestry planting materials, value addition to agricultural produce which cater to the needs of a sizeable customers including developmental departments. The revolving fund is functioning and sustainable.

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes

Organising skill oriented training programmes and imparting technical knowledge to encourage entrepreneurship in individual and group levels in the field of cottage industries like vermiculture, apiculture, papad preparation, fruit and vegetable processing, bakery, candle making, soap making, preparation of grafts, layers, in horticultural crops and biopesticide preparation and usage.

Consultancy Services

The KVK Scientists are the resource persons to impart the training on various aspects of crop production and protection strategies for the farmers beneficiaries, of different Government departments and NGO’s.

Radio Tips

KVK is the institute which regularly sends the news and solutions to All India Radio, Rampur on a wide range of field problems to cater to the needs of farming community and these messages are decided based on the regular field visits and queries from farmers. Besides, which radio talks pertaining to crop production and protection strategies are frequently given by the scientists for the benefit of farming community at large scale.

Doordarshan Programmes

Farmers related doordarshan programmes are prepared by bareilly doordarshan and newly started DD Kisan.

Farm Trials

The latest technologies developed through research are being tested under close supervision of KVK scientists in farmers fields and based on the results and response of farmers, necessary feed back is given to scientists to refine the technology which are released later. The KVK has the credit of testing more than 50 technologies through farm trials in the farmers field.

Nature of Collaborative Activities with Different Organizations

Name of Organizations Relationship
Agriculture Department Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies, Farmers School, Demonstrations
Tata Chemicals Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
District Horticulture Department Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
Sugarcane Department Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
Fisheries Department Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
U. P. Agro Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
Rural Development Department Farmers fair, Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
All India Radio, Rampur RadioTalks Broadcast
Doordarshan Bareilly, DD Kisan Television Talks broadcast
Local News Paper Extension of technologies
IFFCO Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
KRIBHCO Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
Animal Husbandary Department Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
U. P. seeds Development Corporation Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
Banks Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
NGOs Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
NFL Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
BOB Rural Self Employment Training Institute Rural Employment generation Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies
NABARD Training programmes, Meetings, Goshthies