KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRAS
The four (4) Krishi Vigyan kendras started functioning under the administrative control (Host) of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Nagaland. The Kendras are situated at Tesophenyu-Kohima, Yisemyong-Mokokchung, Kuthur-Tuensang and Aboi-Mon. It is a centrally sponsored scheme funded by Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi. The operational area of KVK is for the entire district. The total strength of each Kendra is sixteen (16), headed by a Senior Scientist, six subject matter specialist, four programme assistant, one stenographer, two drivers and two supporting staffs.
i. To conduct On Farm trials for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
ii. To organize Front Line Demonstrations on proven technology for production and feedback information in farmers’ fields.
iii. To organize trainings to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
iv. To organize short and long term vocational training programmes in agriculture and allied fields for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on learning by doing for higher farm production and generating self-employment opportunities to the youths.
The KVK imparts various regular training programmes in agriculture and allied fields for practicing farmers, farm women; rural youth/school drop-outs; extension workers/in-service personnels. There are two types of training programmes: scheduled training programmes for which training topics and dates are fixed by the Kendra and applications are invited from the farming community and youth for the programmes through wide publicity in print and electronic media. The second type of training programmes are organized to meet the specific demands from individual farmer, farmers group, voluntary organizations, development departments, etc.