Director of Extension

 

 

Dr. S. I. Athani

Director of Extension

University of Horticultural Sciences, Udyanagiri

Navanagar, Bagalkot - 587 104,
Karnataka, India

Tel:08354 - 230101

Fax:08354 – 230125

Mobile:+91- 94806 96381/94486 38042

mail:de@uhsbagalkot.edu.in

 

  

 

         Extension system mainly aims at effective dissemination of technical ‘know–how’ and ‘do-how’ information to various stakeholders of production, processing and marketing of products of horticulture crops. Important activities being taken up under extension include

  • Identification of potential production areas for of different horticulture crops
  • Assessing yield gap region between progressive farmers and average farmers of the region.
  • Developing IFS cropping modules to suit different orchard sizes for mono–crops and intercrop combinations aiming for higher returns.
  • Suggesting suitable cultivation practices to realize potential yield in different crops
  • Promoting lead farmers as technology demonstrators and assessing reforming and transfer of technologies
  • Create a farm advisory team comprising of experienced farmers, extension experts and subject matter specialists.
  • organizing the exposure visits to progressive farmers.
  • Organizing training programmes for capacity building and skill development, resource market management, mechanization in cultivation, post harvest processing and preservation and management skills.
  • Facilitate marketing by organizing buyer - sellers meet interactions
  • Development of production and demand forecasting models through market led extension
  • Organizing commodity groups and producers companies, advice the farmers on processing, storage and marketing aspects.

Extension Mandates: 

Transfer of technologies generated by the Universities and other R & D organizations to all the stake holders of Horticulture through organizing trainings, demonstrations, seminars, publications, exhibitions, fares, future market forecasts etc., by University Scientists, through print media, mass media, web media, farm visits and practicing e- extension so as to achieve significant growth in horticulture sector.

  • Effective transfer of technology and getting feedback from farmers.
  • Establish Scientist-Farmer interactions for dissemination of knowledge and technologies
  • To bring out the required publications in local languages for the benefit of farmers
  • To conduct farmer centered extension and envisage them to form commodity groups and farm producers companies
  • Providing feed back to researcher to formulate location specific and need based research programmes
  • To conduct result and method demonstration for effective transfer of technology
  • To popularize farm mechanization among small and big farmers.

Partnership Approach in Transfer of Technology:

To establish strong and active linkages between various actors in production and market chain, participatory approaches are being followed and the following stakeholders will be involved in the process of participatory extension. University is implementing IFS programme covering 10000 farmers all over in 23 districts.

 

  • All units of department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka
  • Horticulture Extension Education Units of the University and KVKs
  • Lead NGO’s working in different areas
  • Progressive farmers organizations and women self help groups
  • Crop wise advisory bodies
  • Leading companies and firms
    • Other willing voluntary groups etc.

 

Extension Accomplishments of Directorate of Extension from 2009-2021

 

Activities Carried Out

Period and numbers

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Total

Horticulture Fair

 

 

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

1 8

Diagnostic Field Visits

10

22

115

160

145

200

120

201

366

599

777

911 3626

Trainings Programmes

20

70

47

70

60

203

163

160

234

267

285

410 1989  

Demonstrations, farm Trails and FLD

4

34

11

85

40

90

99

120

134

259

359

146 1381

Field Days and Farmers Tours

2

11

13

15

10

18

8

63

70

32

50

10 302

Exhibitions

4

8

7

7

25

33

20

26

32

61

62

37 222

Publications

1

9

11

9

10

120

67

199

52

190

210

193 1071

Radio Talks

5

8

19

6

14

35

18

63

43

68

25

64 368

TV Interviews

4

6

14

13

24

20

26

34

59

91

30

58 379

Popular Articles

6

32

48

34

35

65

67

108

216

150

197

96 1054

Awareness Program

4

10

12

15

16

19

15

17

25

35

65

88 321

Trimonthly Workshop

-

-

-

-

-

-

21

14

30

30

39

4 138

One month skill development programme 

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

03

-

-

-

1 19

Farmers call to scientists for consultancy 

1215

2019

2560

3011

3538

4293

5146

6152

8329

10100

12023

4461 62847

Messages sent to farmers through Kisan Portal

-

-

-

-

-

-

95

276

358

500

670

925676 927575

Consultancy through Udyana sahayavani

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6787

2795

1944

2587

2446 16559

Scientists participated as resources person

100

211

265

220

317

189

412

392

494

697

662

573 4532

Farmers Visit to TOT Centers

267

354

1121

1635

1895

1471

1329

2160

2413

2655

681

2340 18321

Prativara Parihara   started from 2017

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1110

597

947

1889 4543

Messages received by farmers through Kisan Portal

-

 

 

 

 

 

548492

671043

1038971

982629

1184948

925676 5351759

 

 Training Centre:

The technical staff of Directorate of Extension with the support of scientific faculty of our University organize training programmes of one day, two days or one week duration to the farmers, departmental staff, entrepreneurs, input dealers, employees of private companies, NGO, SHGs etc. The training centre also organizes field days, farmers scientist interactions, and participate in the Krishi Mela organized by other farm Universities and Government and other Agencies. The farmers exposure visits are also undertaken by the training centre of Directorate of Extension.

Totagarike Mela:

University organizes "TOTAGARIKE MELA" every year as a mega event both at main campus and field days at research stations to showcase latest technologies and products developed for creating awareness among farmers. Totagarike Mela encompasses exhibition of Agri inputs in fabricated and ordinary stalls by private and Government Agencies, Exhibition also involves horticulture show, animal show, instant gardens, live field demonstrations, technical consultancy cell, machinery and equipment exhibition, farmer to farmer interaction, sale counters of planting materials and seeds etc. University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot in collaboration with other line Departments and Financial Institutions is organizing Horticulture Fair every year during December month to showcase the technologies.    

Other Extension Programmes:

The training programmes, participation in Krishi Mela of other farm Universities, Field Days, Scientist-farmer interaction meets, workshops, skilled learning programmes, farmer seminars, farmer exposure visits are some of the important extension activities under taken by the University. 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 03-09-2021 10:12 AM Updated By: Admin


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