KVK Baramati,Malegaon Khurd,Baramati - 413115
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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farmers Science center), Baramati was established on 1st August 1992 under the affiliation ICAR. From 1992 to 2008, the operational area of KVK was whole Pune district, but after the establishment of new KVK in the Pune district, the operational area is reduced to the 7 tehsils of Pune district. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati is Model, Hi-tech & National Award winning KVK of India working for farming community since 24 years for the development of sustainable agriculture. The aim of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is to reduce the time lag between the technology transfer from research institutions to the farmers field for increasing production, productivity and income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis.
The vision of the KVK is: To be the leading resource and knowledge centre of Agricultural technology for the upliftment of the farming community.
The Mission is : To deliver demand driven agricultural products and services by qualified professionals.

What we do

Functional Objectives

1. To plan and conduct survey of the operational area through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods and characterize physical and human resources with special reference to identifying the technological and training needs of the farming community.
2. To compile all relevant recommendations/ packages of practices for the district to be meaningfully utilized in the training programmes and the follow up extension activities.
3. To plan and conduct production oriented and need-based short and long duration training courses both on the campus as well as in the villages for various target groups with priority on the resource poor sections.
4. To Organize Farm Science Clubs in order to inculcate in the younger generations a specific temper and an interest on agriculture and allied sciences and for scientific farming through supervised individual and group projects.
5. To develop and maintain the campus farms and demonstrations units on scientific lines as the facilities for providing work experience to the trainees, dissemination of the latest technologies and also as a means to achieve financial sustainability in due course of time
6. To provide practical training facilities of the Kendra to the teachers and the students of vocational agriculture of the higher secondary schools.
7. To provide added training facilities of the area for home making and nutrition education for rural communities and gradually enlarging the training facilities to encompass other important area such as home/rural crafts and cottage industries with the requirements of the integrated rural development in collaboration with the concerned organizations
8. To implement all such schemes of the ICAR and other related organizations which intend to strengthen the training and technology dissemination programmes as well as follow-up extension activities of the Kendra.
9. To undertake on-farm testing of the technologies developed by the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in agriculture and allied fields for their suitability and identifying constrains.
10. To demonstrate the potentialities of various technologies recommend for adoption in to maximize yield per unit time and area under different resource conditions.

The Mandate of the KVK is TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, REFINEMENT AND DEMONSTRATION

• Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
• Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish its production potentials of various technologies on the farmers’ fields
• Conducting need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies
• Conducting training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development
• Work as knowledge and resource centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district
• In addition, in order to speed up the process of dissemination of technology, a large number of various extension activities and production of seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and various bio-products are taken up by the KVKs.


Uniqueness

• Creation of valuable resources in terms of manpower and assets
• Confirmation of technologies to suit local specificity
• Showcasing the frontier technologies
• Capacity building among stakeholders
• Front runner in technological application, information and inputs
• Participatory approaches in planning, implementing, executing & evaluation

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