Krishi Vigyan Kendra
KVK, Kherva, Mehsana
Mon-Sat: 10:00 - 05:00

The Training on various crop production, plant protection, agro forestry, home science and seed production are conducted by KVK Mehsana.


To enhance productivity is a major objective of the KVK. Before implementation of activities, KVK has continuously given major thrust on assessment of problems  of the farming community. Prior to finalization of annual action plan, KVK analyses the gaps in adoption of technologies and also collects the information about reasons behind it. Similarly before conducting the activities, a benchmark survey and PRA are also conducted to record the socio-economic conditions of the villages. For effective implementation of the programme, a group approach is an important methodology for which Farmers Clubs and SHGs are established. Identification of the beneficiaries for training, FLDs, OFTs and other extension activities is done through these groups. such activities are helpful to find the needy person


Most of the on campus trainings are conducted for imparting the skills through practical training in the instructional units of the KVK. Improving productivity and self-employment generation are the basic objective behind the on campus skill oriented training programmes. Off campus trainings are conducted in the villages particularly on the farmers field where the method demonstration as well as technological output are shown to the trainees. The field of the innovative farmers are the venue to conduct off campus training programmes. Total 1600+ training programmes were conducted for practicing farmers and farm women. After training programmes, necessary inputs, services and consultancies are made available so that the technology adoption could be improved. Most of the training programmes are interlinked with the demonstration and trials that are conducted to extend solution to the location specific problems and to improve the productivity. Similarly some programmes are focused to reduce the cost of production, ensure natural resource management particularly soil and water besides improving quality of the produce, where as some programmes are focused for agriculture diversification based on market demand and available local resources.


Details summary of the programme

Last year, we conducted the 98, on and off campus training programme, here the details summary of the programme

Clientele No. of courses No. of Participants
On Campus Off Campus Male Female Total
Practicing farmers 11 76 1522 570 2090
Rural Youth 2 1 40 20 60
Extension Functionaries 2 6 183 170 353
Total 15 83 1745 760 2503
Sponsored trainings 3 4 176 157 333
Vocational Trainings 2 0 40 0 40

* Note - Details of each training programme are available in the Download section - Annual Progess Report of each year