Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Phek
Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Phek district was established by the ICAR under the aegis of National Research Centre on Mithun, Jharnapani, Nagaland in 2003 of augement the farmers with latest technological knowledge at Porba village in Pfutsero subdivision of the district with the aim of reducing the time lag between technology generation and it's transfer to the farmer's field for increasing production and achieving sustainability. Phek district has an average altitude between 1000-2500 m above MSL. It falls ubder eastern Himalayan agro-climatic zone with temeperate climate. Agriculture is the main occupation of the district and about 80.84% of the total population depends on it. Prosuction and productivity of the district is too low than national average.
Manadates of the KVK
• Collaborate with the subject matter specialists of the State Agricultural University/Scientist of the Regional Research Station (NARP) and the state extension Personnel in "On-farming testing", refining and documenting technologies for developing region specific sustainable land use systems.
• Organise training to update the extension personnel within the areas of operation with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
• Organise long term vocational training course in agriculture and allied vocations for the riral youths with emphasis on "learning by doing" for generating self-employment through institutional financing.
• Organise front-line demonstrations in various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
Vision of the KVK
Sustainable development of farming community by infusing the latest advancement in agriculture and allied with indigenous technical knowledge being practised from time immemorial. Sustainable development implies the management of resources for agriculture to satisfy changing human needs, while maintaining or enhancing the quality of the environment and conserving the natural resources.
Focus areas of the KVK
• To identify the important problems of that area as per the need of the farmers and prioritization of the identified problems as per their importance.
• Planning & conducting on farm trial to assess the technologies in farmers situation in the district and refine it, if required.
• Demonstrating new and improved technologies to the farmers as well as to the extension agencies directly in the farmers field with their active participation for promotion and large scale adoption.
• Planning & conducting production oriented need based long and shorts duration on campus and off campus training.
• Providing training and information about latest developments in agricultural technologies to extension personnel to orient and update their knowledge.
• Developing and organizing non-formal education programs by way of field days, farm visits, farmers fair, radio talk, film shows etc.
• Organizing Farm Science Clubs in Rural Schools and Villages to induce liking and interest for Agricultural & Allied sciences in younger generation.
• Developing and promoting small village organizations like Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs), Kisan Clubs etc.
• Developing and maintaining farms and Demonstration Units on scientific lines to facilitate work experience to the trainees and also to put a show case of latest technical know how.
• Imparting some basic education to rural illiterates and school drop-outs in order to make them not only good farmers but also better citizens.
• Providing added training facilities in the areas of rural home science and nutritional education for community.
• Collecting feed back from the farmers and extension agencies and communicating these massages to research scientists for modification of technology.