The mandates of KVKs are as follows
Conducting “On-Farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
Organizing training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
Organizing short and long term training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
Organizing Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
In order to achieve the above mandates, the following broad objectives would help the KVKs to develop their specific objectives
To promptly demonstrate the latest agricultural technologies to the farmers as well as extension workers of State Departments of Agriculture/Horticulture/ Fishery/ Animal Science/ NGOs with a view to reduce the time lag between the technology generation and its adoption.
To test and verify the technologies in the socio-economic conditions of the farmers with a view to study the production constraints and to modify the technologies to make them appropriate.
To impart trainings to the practicing farmers/ farm women, rural youth and field level extension functionaries by following the methods of “Teaching by doing” and “Learning by doing’.
To back-up with training and communication supports to the district level development departments viz; Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Fisheries/ Animal science and NGOs in their extension programmes.