Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kerala Agricultural University,Regional Agricultural Research Station,Kumarakom PO, Kottayam 686 566,Kerala, INDIA.

Thrust Areas


   In order to fulfil the objectives, and to streamline its activities, the following thrust areas have been identified for KVK, Kottayam..

  1. Promoting Rice based integrated farming with locality specific components.
  2. Exploring the scope for large-scale mechanization in the rice farming situation of Kuttanad (low-lying, waterlogged rice ecosystems).
  3. Inculcating an organic farming culture in small and medium sized landowners
  4. Encouraging rotational farming in rice monoculture with fish/prawn or vegetables
  5. Promoting agriculture allied enterprises like Mushroom Cultivation, fish/Prawn Farming etc. as a source of additional income 
  6. Kitchen gardens / Nutrition Gardens as a means of getting organically produced vegetables for the family
  7. Promoting other enterprises like value addition of agricultural produce, floriculture etc.
  8. Scientific Fish/prawn seed production
  9. Promoting Ornamental fish culture as a means of additional income
  10. Integrated Pest Management strategies
  11. Balanced nutrition in cultivated crops and
  12. Homestead farming

Various need-based training programmes, On-Farm Testings (OFTs) and Frontline Demonstrations (FLDs) of technologies under the different disciplines are regularly organised by the KVK