ഫാംസ് ആപ്പ്

കാർഷിക യന്ത്രങ്ങൾ വാടകയ്‌ക്കെടുക്കാൻ ഫാംസ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ 
കാർഷിക യന്ത്രങ്ങൾ വാടകയ്‌ക്കെടുക്കുന്നത് സുഗമമാക്കുന്നതിനായി ഫാംസ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ. കർഷകർക്ക് ഗൂഗിൾ പ്ലെയ്സ്റ്റോറിൽ നിന്നും മൊബൈൽ ഫോണിൽ ഫാംസ് ആപ്പ് ഡൌൺലോഡ് ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്. ഈ ആപ്പ് ഉപയോഗിച്ചാൽ  ആവശ്യമുള്ള കാർഷിക ഉപകരണങ്ങൾ 200 കിലോമീറ്റർ ചുറ്റളവീലുള്ള  വാടകയ്ക്ക് ലഭ്യമാക്കുന്ന കസ്റ്റം ഹയറിങ് കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും നേരിട്ട് ഓർഡർ ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്.  മലയാളത്തിലും ഇംഗ്ലീഷിലും സേവനങ്ങൾ ലഭ്യമാണ്. കോവിഡ് സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ തൊഴിലാളി ക്ഷാമം നേരിടുന്ന കർഷകർക്ക് പരമാവധി സഹായകരമാക്കാനാണ് ഈ ആപ്പിന്റെ ഉപയോഗം പ്രചരിപ്പിക്കുക വഴി സർക്കാർ ലക്ഷ്യമിടുന്നത്. കർഷകർ ഈ ആപ്പ് ഡൌൺലോഡ് ചെയ്ത് പരമാവധി പ്രയോജനപ്പെടുത്തുക.

Demonstrated Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) Farming

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) farming in small scale cages was demonstrated in a 1 ha granite quarry at Karukutty, Angamaly. During the course of this demonstration, KVK conducted on-farm awareness programs to students, youth and farmers. A harvest mela was conducted on 23rdMarch 2016 to popularize the technology. Karukutty Panchayat President, Shri. Shaju V.  Thekkekkara inaugurated the programme.  The fish reached 350 gm weight during a   period of 6 months recording a survivability of 80 percent.


Shri Shaju V.Thekkekkara, Karukutty Panchayat President inaugurating the GIFT harvest mela

KVK conducted Kadaknath sales mela

As part of its programmes to promote Self farming for Safe food, the ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Ernakulam of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute is popularizing indigenous fowl-Kadaknath (Karinkozhi) in homesteads of Ernakulam district towards Safe meat and Eggs. Kadaknath poultry native to Jhabhuva district of Madhya Pradesh is known for medicinal properties in its eggs and meat. KVK has earlier proved that it can grow in Kerala climate well. In this connection, KVK organized a Kadaknath sales mela at its sales counter located at CMFRI on 5th April 2016. The day old chicks brought from Central Poultry Development Organization (CPDO), Mumbai were reared for two months under scientific management protocol and with all vaccinations complete were supplied. Total of 450 poultry chicks were distributed to farmers during the programme and around 200 farmers participated in the mela.


Kadaknath sales mela at CMFRI

KVK released layer poultry feed for safe egg production

Subsequent to the growing awareness on the safety of food started with vegetables, concerns are looming large on the reliability of eggs purchased from market. Many of the house wives nowadays produce egg at home by rearing poultry. Most of such home reared poultry are fed with kitchen food waste, whereas layer poultry require certain minerals, salts and vitamins in their feed for producing eggs to its maximum potential and also to maintain size. Those who know this fact supplement the diet with exclusive layer feed available commercially. However purity of such feed again affects the quality of eggs. In this context, as part of its Self farming for safe food programme, the ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute released layer poultry feed in 10 kg packets. Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI released the feed by giving packets to poultry farmers on May 30th, 2016.  This feed formulated using feed formulation software of ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Bareily, UP is free from antibiotic and other performance enhancers. It can be purchased from the sales counter located at CMFRI, Kochi.


Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI releasing Poultry layer feed by giving to farmers

KVK conducted training on "Organic Vegetable cultivation in Rainshelters"

KVK organized 2 days training on "Organic Vegetable cultivation in Rainshelters" at CMFRI on 25th and 26th May, 2016. Rainy season in Kerala is not ideal for vegetable farming. High incidence of pest and diseases, stunted growth and low yields would be the result when it rains. The heavy precipitation affects pollination also. Hence growing vegetables in Rainshelters is the solution. Rainshelter prevents rain drops falling on plants while ensuring enough sunlight through its UV stabilized roof. The training covered rainshelter construction and organic vegetable farming protocol in rainshelters. Experts from KVK and Kerala Agricultural University took classes during the training programme attended by 49 participants. Exposure visits to best rainshelter farming units were also part of the training.