Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kupwara
Assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products through a network of 589 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) is one of the major activities of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Every district of the country is having a KVK for this purpose and a senior level Scientist designated as Programme Coordinator, working in PB-4, heads the KVK with six scientists (PB-3) assisting him besides other supporting staff. KVKs in each state are receiving all type of support from State Agricultural Universities or ICAR institutes and NGOs working in those states.
KVK Kupwara was established in the year 2005 and has following mandates within the Kupwara district:
1. Conducting On-Farm Testing (OFT) for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
2. Organizing training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
3. Organizing short and long term training courses in agriculture and allied disciplines for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on Learning by doing for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
4. Organizing Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on various crops to generate production data and feed back information.